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Monday, September 19, 2011
Alexandra Fuller discusses her new memoir, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, the follow-up to her 2003 book Let’s Not Go to the Dogs Tonight. It tells of the Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war-torn Africa of her own childhood. The story focuses on Fuller’s mother, Nicola, born on the Scottish Isle of Skye and raised in Kenya, and her resilience in the face of tragedy and heartbreak.