The Sun Between Their Feet: Collected African Stories, Volume 2

The Sun Between Their Feet: Collected African Stories, Volume 2

Doris Lessing


the second one quantity of gathered African tales, and a vintage paintings of 20th-century literature, from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 'As for those tales – whilst I write one, it's as though I open a gate right into a panorama that's continually there. Time has not anything to do with it. a definite type of pulse starts off beating, and that i recognize it: it's time I wrote one other tale from that panorama, exterior and inner even as, which was the outdated Chief's Country.' Doris Lessing, from the preface. This much-acclaimed selection of tales vividly conjures up either the grandeur of Africa and the glare of its sunlight and the extensive open house, in addition to the nice, irresolvable tensions among whites and blacks. stories of bad white farmers and their lonely other halves, of typhoon air thick with locusts, of ants and pomegranate bushes, black servants and the 12 months of starvation in a local village – all mix to offer a strong photograph of a continent which turns out incorruptible inspite of the entire those who plough, mine and plunder it to make their dwelling. In Doris Lessing's personal phrases, 'Africa supplies the data that guy is a small creature, between different creatures, in a wide landscape.'

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