Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood - Chapters 31-35 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 31-35 Summary and Analysis

In Moving On, Mum lives with the ghosts of her dead children, erratic and unable to finish a simple sentence. Bobo believes that this is because her infant brothers Adrian and Richard lie in unmarked graves. Van promises to make a plan to rescue the family.

The next day Vanessa announces her plan for the family to take a fishing trip and picnic at the dam. They invite Richard, a sexy young South African law student visiting Devuli Ranch, to join them. The family has an idyllic time, seeing egrets, warthogs and catching catfish. All eyes are on Mum, who grows increasingly erratic as the day becomes hotter. Finally, she wanders to the water's edge and walks in, fully clothed. Bobo is afraid her mother will try to kill herself, because she can barely swim. Instead, Mum wades into...

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