"Gracefully recounted using family recollections and photos, the author plumbs the narrative with a humane and clear-eyed gaze—a lush story, largely lived within a remarkable place and time."
Revisiting her family story first introduced in Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
(2001), Fuller (The Legend of Colton H. Bryant
, 2008, etc.) employs her mother's exceptional life as a pivot point for chronicling her parent's perseverance overcoming personal tragedies and the political chaos of mid-20th-century Africa.
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