Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood - Chapters 16 -20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 16 -20 Summary and Analysis

In Afterward, life is sliced in half. Nothing will ever be the same. Before Olivia's death, Van and Bobo rode with neighbor children on top of the Land Rover, singing patriotic songs while baby Olivia laughed happily inside. Afterward, both parents are drunk and Dad's driving is almost suicidal.

In Vacation, the family takes a pleasure trip through the war-torn landscape of Rhodesia. The girls sing while Mum gets drunk. It is the perfect setting to encounter terrorists. Instead, the family picks up two young white tourists who are hitchhiking.

They drive past neat, prosperous white farms safe behind razor wire fences. On the Tribal Trust Lands where most of the black Africans live, the schools are bullet-marked and the cows are sickly, emaciated. Bobo exclaims over the fact that the black Africans do not use modern farming methods...

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