Alexandra Fuller (1910 words)


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In recent years there has been an explosion of memoirs written by white people about colonial Zimbabwe. Spearheaded by journalists such as Peter Godwin, who to date has published three memoirs/travelogues about Zimbabwe, there is little sign of this latest proliferation of Zimbabwean “White Writing” abating (see Coetzee, 1988; Godwin, 1997; Godwin, 2006; Godwin, 2011). Arguably, the female writer at the forefront of this recent wave is Alexandra Fuller, whose memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs, published in 2000, has enjoyed both critical and commercial success. Since publishing Dogs, Fuller has gone on to publish further two memoirs set in Southern Africa: Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier (…

Citation: Law, Kate. "Alexandra Fuller". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 December 2013 [, accessed 27 July 2021.]

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