Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood Characters

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Alexandra Bobo Fuller

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is Alexandra Fuller's memoir of her youth in Africa. Her family nickname is Bobo, short for baboon. Alexandra has black hair and green eyes. The signature full lips that look voluptuous on Vanessa merely look sulky on Alexandra. As a child, Alexandra is willful and defiant. While her siblings have cheeks that strangers want to pinch, Alexandra looks as though someone already pinched hers. While Alexandra is attractive, she doesn't see herself that way. Everyone believes that her sister Vanessa is far more beautiful in a conventional, blond way.

Growing up in Zimbabwe in the middle of a revolution, Bobo lives in terror that the family will be killed. Young children at school are taught how to give an IV, but only to do it if all the grownups are dead. The road into the nearest town is mired...

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