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Scribbling the cat travels with an African soldier by Alexandra Fuller

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Published by Picador in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fuller, Alexandra, -- 1969-,
  • Fuller, Alexandra, -- 1969- -- Travel -- Zimbabwe.,
  • Fuller, Alexandra, -- 1969- -- Travel -- Zambia.,
  • Zimbabwe -- History -- Chimurenga War, 1966-1980 -- Veterans.,
  • Zimbabwe -- Social conditions -- 1980-,
  • Zambia -- Social conditions -- 1964-,
  • Zimbabwe -- Description and travel.,
  • Zambia -- Description and travel.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAlexandra Fuller.
The Physical Object
Pagination269 p. ;
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22605063M
ISBN 10033043327X

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Scribbling the Cat is another Fuller memoir set in Africa, and this one is even more personal. The first book tells the story of the Fuller family, and as the mother is the focus of the family the story is truly a mother daughter tale. This book is a story about who Alexandra Fuller 4/4().   Scribbling the Cat is the story of a quest—a journey to understand the realities of a long-ago war, to measure its costs, and, perhaps, to find some kind of redemption. It is also the story of an odd friendship, an extended courtship between a writer looking for answers and a charismatic ex-soldier looking for a second chance/5(24). “Scribbling the Cat defies easy definition [a] wild-hearted beauty of a book.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “[Scribbling the Cat] is no more a simple profile of an ex-soldier than Fuller’s first book, the acclaimed bestseller Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, was .   It was a war about race, she explains in her latest book Scribbling the Cat. Minority white leaders did not want to surrender the upper hand in Rhodesia, later renamed Zimbabwe. Even so, the good guys are not always so easy to sort from the bad guys: black soldiers fought on the side of white oppression and black communities have been known to nurture their own tyrants.5/5(5).

Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller is an uncomfortable read. Telling the most haunting of tales, the book tries to find humanity in a man who might not have any. by John J. Cole-MorganAuthor: John J. Cole-Morgan. Book review: Scribbling the Cat – an uncomfortable, important read Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller is an uncomfortable read. Telling the most haunting of tales, the book tries to find Author: John J. Cole-Morgan. In these men, too, we get a glimpse of life in Africa, a land that besets its creatures with pests, plagues, and natural disasters, making the people there at once more hardened and more vulnerable than elsewhere. Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity. Download scribbling the cat ebook free in PDF and EPUB Format. scribbling the cat also available in docx and mobi. Read scribbling the cat online, read in mobile or Kindle. With an introduction by Anne Enright Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond. In Idly Scribbling Rhymers.

  But the book was, above all, a passionate love note to Africa, celebrating its beauty while embracing its complications. That same palpable, almost physical love saturates Scribbling the Cat Author: Jennifer Reese.   Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY MAR 8, Memoirist Fuller (Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight) describes this book, about her friendship with a Rhodesian war veteran, as /5(39). Scribbling the Cat brought back so many memories of my African childhood as I grew up in the area Ms Fuller describes. She has a very descriptive turn of phrase and I could see, smell and hear Africa all around me as I read. Ms Fuller is very open about her life and the situations that she finds herself in and I did find myself wondering how /5().   Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, a national bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of , and a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award, and Scribbling the Cat, winner of the Ulysses Award for Art of Reportage/5(K).