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Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

In conversation with Louise Steinman
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Episode Summary
In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa and her unforgettable family in a multilayered narrative that contrasts the perfectly lit, Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood and the darker, civil war-torn Africa of her own.

Participant(s) Bio
Alexandra Fuller has written four books of non-fiction, including Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, which was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002. She has also written extensively for magazines and newspapers including the New Yorker Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Vogue and Granta Magazine. She was born in England and moved to Africa with her family when she was two. She returned to the United States as an adult and now lives in Wyoming.

Louise Steinman is curator of the award-winning ALOUD series for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Co-Director of the Los Angeles Institute for Humanities at USC. She is the author of two books, most recently, The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War, awarded the Gold Medal in Autobiography from ForeWord Magazine and the selection of several all-city and all-freshman reads programs.