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Doris Lessing
1919 -


The Grass is Singing
This novel tracks the arrival of a sophisticated, cosmopolitan wife having to deal with life on an isolated farmstead in Southern Rhodesia. It deals with the complexities of inter-racial power imbalances and relationships as it critiques colonial attitudes and experiences.

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Martha Quest
Part one of Doris Lessing's Children of Violence series.

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A Proper Marriage
Part two of Doris Lessing's Children of Violence series.

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A Ripple from the Storm
Part three of Doris Lessing's Children of Violence series.

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Landlocked
Part four of Doris Lessing's Children of Violence series.

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The Four Gated City
Part five of Doris Lessing's Children of Violence series.

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African Stories
A series of short stories set in Africa. They travel in time from the Boer War to the 1950s and chart an interesting arc in colonial development and history.

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This Was the Old Chief's Country: Collected African Stories, Vol. 1
The stories in this collection provide a cynical view of the colonists as they settled in the magnificent African continent with all their petty issues and motivations.

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The Sun Between Their Feet: Collected African Stories, Vol. 2
This series of stories continues the theme of analysing the place of the white settler in the African colony. 'Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape.'

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