• Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood is Alexandra Fuller's memoir of growing up in revolutionary Africa from 1969 to 2002.
• In Chapter 1: “Rhodesia, 1975,” young Alexandra "Bobo" Fuller was warned not wake her parents up by creeping into their room at night.
• Mum and Dad slept with loaded guns on the floor beside their beds and might accidentally shoot the six-year-old.
• Mum treated the black Africans on the farm with contempt, although she surrounded herself with at least eight rescued dogs.
• In Chapter 2: “Getting There & Zambia 1987,” until Bobo was eleven, there were A, B and C schools; white students attended A schools, black students attended C schools, and Indian students and biracial or colored students, who were considered neither black nor white, attended B schools.
• When the schools were finally integrated the year Bobo was eleven, she was intensely aware of having the wrong color...
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