Books Like Play with a Tiger by Doris Lessing | Suggested Reading

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The Grass Is Singing (1950) is Lessing's first novel. It is about a young person growing to maturity. It takes place in Lessing's childhood home, Rhodesia (later renamed Zimbabwe).

Bessie Head, a Black novelist born in the Republic of South Africa and forced to flee to Botswana for her anti-apartheid political activities, published When the Rain Clouds Gather in 1968.

Burger's Daughter (1979), by South African author Nadine Gordimer, is about a young white woman whose parents are political activists working to end the system of apartheid, which institutionalized the under-class status of the nation's African peoples.

Alan Sillitoe, known as one of Britain's Angry Young Men, wrote Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958). Its working-class protagonist captures the cynicism of his rootless postwar generation.

Lessing's The Marriages between Zones Three, Four, and Five (1980) is the second novel in her "space fiction" series Canopus in Argos: Archives.

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