IBG Thursday Meetup - The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing

Hi All,

I thought i'd get this up so you can all get the book.

More wordy write up to follow....

Below is a synopsis from Waterstones:

The Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing's first novel is a taut and tragic portrayal of a crumbling marriage, set in South Africa during the years of Arpartheid. Set in Rhodesia, 'The Grass is Singing' tells the story of Dick Turner, a failed white farmer and his wife, Mary, a town girl who hates the bush and viciously abuses the black South Africans who work on their farm. But after many years, trapped by poverty, sapped by the heat of their tiny house, the lonely and frightened Mary turns to Moses, the black cook, for kindness and understanding. A masterpiece of realism, 'The Grass is Singing' is a superb evocation of Africa's majestic beauty, an intense psychological portrait of lives in confusion and, most of all, a fearless exploration of the ideology of white supremacy"

Hannah :-)



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  • nick

    Hi All, so sorry not to have made it last night - I loved the book but was unwell last night. Hope to see you soon

    January 24, 2014

  • Hannah

    There are severe delays on the Victoria line. Just incase you were planning on coming via Highbury and Islington :-(

    January 23, 2014

  • Sheila F.

    Back soon. Returning to UK on 9th. Hugs to all.

    January 23, 2014

  • Hannah

    We will miss you Sheila. It's been ages since we've seen you :-(

    January 22, 2014

  • Sheila F.

    Curses, I've been wanting to do some Doris for ages now. Shame.

    January 8, 2014

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