Booze and gunshots in a hot dry summer: an African childhood [Book review of Fuller, Alexandra (2003) Don't let's go to the dogs tonight, Random House]

Gehrmann, Richard (2006) Booze and gunshots in a hot dry summer: an African childhood [Book review of Fuller, Alexandra (2003) Don't let's go to the dogs tonight, Random House]. In: Don't let's go to the dogs tonight. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 92-94.

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Review of Alexandra Fuller's 2003 publication, Don't lets go to the dogs tonight, London, Random House. Fuller's account of her childhood, growing up in Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe fits into the field of coming-of-age and development of identity memoir, yet is also situated in the genre of postindependence White identity novels, notably those of Peter Godwin (Mukiwa, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun), Douglas Rogers (The Last Resort) and Lauren St John (Rainbow's End). While set in white dominated southern Africa, Fuller's account contains disturbingly familiar echoes to mainstream Australian culture and racial attitudes.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Depositing User: Mr Richard Gehrmann
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 23:43
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: whiteness, ethnic identity, white Africans, Zimbabwe, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, Peter Godwin, Alexandra Fuller
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950501 Understanding Africa's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21838

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