By Doris May Lessing
The British writer writes approximately her homeland--from which she used to be exiled through the previous all-white government--discussing political corruption, AIDS, communal dwelling, and lots more and plenty extra. by means of the writer of The 5th Child. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. travel.
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I knew even then they were anachronistic, absurd, and, of course, admirable in their tenacity. These were the ‘nice people’ my mother yearned for, exiled in her red earth district surrounded by people–as she was convinced–of the wrong class. Here we were invited to lunch, tea, supper, with the headmaster, and the other masters and mistresses; the rituals might go on for days, according to strict rules. –he so little valued what was her goal, her ambition, her raison d’être. In spite of our poverty, in spite of our struggles as farmers through this terrible Depression, in spite of his lack of interest, we were here, where we ought to be, with our peers, and her son was set on a path proper to him and to us.
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African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe by Doris May Lessing