Sunday, 17 September 2017

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, 2011, Alexandra Fuller

I read Alexandra Fuller's "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" and fell in love with her writing, therefore, I decided to read Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness. A non-fiction dedicated to her mother. Her birth, how she met her husband, how she came to settle in Africa. The children she gave birth to, the ones she buried, the friends she lost and the ones she gained. Her continuous moving. How she strove to remain in the African
continent despite the wars and the falling apart.

Alexandra Fuller is an incredible non-fiction writer, however, I must say that I did not enjoy this novel as much as I enjoyed Don't Let's Go to the Dog's Tonight.

I recommend Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, however, if you haven't read anything yet from her, I'd advise you start with Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.

The picture above was taken by me in Astypalaia, Greek Island.

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