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This Was the Old Chief's Country
This Was the Old Chief's Country
Author: Doris Lessing
'It can be said of all white-dominated Africa that it was - and still is - the Old Chief's Country. So all the stories I write of a certain kind I think of as belonging under that heading: tales about white people, sometimes about black people, living in a landscape that not so very long ago was settled by black tribes, living in complex soci...  more » - Doris Lessing, from the Preface In this superb volume of African stories, Doris Lessing paints a magnificent portrait of the country in which she grew up. The cruelties of the white man towards the native, 'die amorphous black mass, like tadpoles, faceless, who existed merely to serve', the English settlers, ill at ease, the gamblers and moneymakers; searching for diamonds and gold, and the presence, 'latent always in the blood', of Africa itself, its majestic beauty and timeless landscape: Doris Lessing draws them all together into a powerful, memorable vision.
ISBN-13: 9780002257053
ISBN-10: 000225705X
Publication Date: 3/6/2000
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Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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