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African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabweby Doris Lessing
Synopses & Reviews
British author Lessing recounts visits to her homeland, Zimbabwe, 25 years after her exile from old Southern Rhodesia for opposing the minority white government. "(Lessing's) insight into and sympathy for human beings of both races and all conditions is persuasive and affecting".--The New Yorker.
A highly personal story of the eminent British writer returning to her African roots that is brilliant . . . and captures the contradictions of a young country.--New York Times Book Review
A highly personal story of the eminent British writer returning to her African roots that is "brilliant . . . [and] captures the contradictions of a young country."--New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Doris Lessing was born in 1919. The Grass Is Singing was published in 1950, and since then she has gone on to publish more than fifty books. Named a Companion of Honour and a Companion of Literature in Great Britain, she has been awarded the David Cohen British Literature Prize, Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize, the International Catalunya Award, and the S. T. Dupont Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature. In 2007 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in North London.
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