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Scribbling the Cat

By Fuller, Alexandra




When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her friendship with K.

K is, seemingly, a man of contradictions: tattooed, battle scarred, and weathered by farm work, he is a lion of a man, feral and bulletproof. Yet he is also a born-again Christian, given to weeping when he recollects his failed romantic life, and more than anything else welling up inside with memories of battle. For his war, like all wars, was a brutal one, marked by racial strife, jungle battles, unimaginable tortures, and the murdering of innocent civilians—and K, like all the veterans of the war, has blood on his hands.

Driven by K's memories, Fuller and K decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal way—by traveling from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. It is a strange journey into the past, one marked at once by somber reflections and odd humor and featuring characters such as Mapenga, a fellow veteran who lives with his pet lion on a little island in the middle of a lake and is known to cope with his personal demons by refusing to speak for days on end. What results from Fuller's journey is a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of men who have killed, mutilated, tortured, and scrambled to survive during wartime and who now must attempt to live with their past and live past their sins. In these men, too, we get a glimpse of life in Africa, a land that besets its creatures with pests, plagues, and natural disasters, making the people there at once more hardened and more vulnerable than elsewhere.

Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity.


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Alexandra Fuller

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Alexandra Fuller

Product details Library Binding: 272 pages Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (3 May 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 1594200165

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Fuller, Alexandra

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Alexandra Fuller

New York: The Penguin Press. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1594200165 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. ; 9.54 X 5.56 X 0.97 inches; 258 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Fuller, Alexandra

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Fuller, Alexandra

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Penguin Press, The, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Fine/Fine in Archival Plastic Cover. A beautiful First Edition, First Printing signed by the author on the title page. Subtitled: Travels With An African Soldier. In fine unread condition. In blue and beige cloth & boards with gold titling. The fine dustjacket is complete and colorful and protected by an archival plastic cover. 256 pp. By the author of the best-selling "Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight."

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Scribbling the Cat: Travels With an African Soldier

Alexandra Fuller

2008-05-29. Reprint. Library Binding. Good.

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Fuller, Alexandra

Penguin Books, 2005. Paperback. New. 8.2 x 5 cm.

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Fuller, Alexandra

RB large print. Hardcover. 1402595565 . New. 2004-01-01.

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Fuller, Alexandra

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Fuller, Alexandra

The Penguin Press, 2004-05-03. Library Binding. VeryGood. 9.5394 inches 5.5591 inches. Signed first edition. Dust Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector, pages are clean.

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Fuller, Alexandra

New York, NY: The Penguin PRess, 2004. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Very good/very good. [10], 256, [4] p. Illustrations. Glossary. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, " Fuller describes her trip home to Zambia, where she comes away with a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of men who have killed, mutilated, tortured and scrambled to survive during wartime, and who now live with their past. From Wikipedia: "Alexandra Fuller (born 1969) is an Anglo-African author, who currently lives in the U.S. state of Wyoming. She was born in the town of Glossop, England but moved with her family to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1972 and was educated at boarding school in Harare. Her first book was Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, a memoir of life with her family living all around Africa. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize in 2002, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002 and a finalist for The Guardian's First Book Award. Scribbling the Cat, her second book, was released in 2004. It is an unflinching tale of war s repercussions. It won the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage in 2005. In her third book, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, she narrates the tragically short life of a Wyoming roughneck who fell to his death at age 25 in February 2006 on an oil rig owned by Patterson UTI Energy. Her most recent book is Cocktail Hour Under The Tree Of Forgetfulness about her mother, Nicola Fuller. Fuller s articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, National Geographic, Granta, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2007 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the same institution."

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Scribbling the Cat

Fuller, Alexandra

New York: The Penguin Press, 1984. First printing. Hardcover. As New/as new. Fuller's raw, previous portrait of her African childhood, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, is continued here to a degree, as she travels with the war-scarred survivors who make up members of the continent's displaced white population. Brilliant, violent and deeply adrift, she attempts to understand these men who still need to find a place in modern Africa.

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Fuller, Alexandra.

New York:: Penguin Press,, 2004.. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj.). First US printing. Second thought-provoking autobiographical work by this young author, born in England, but who grew up in Rhodesia - in this, she discusses her rather tentative friendship with a veteran of the Rhodesian War and the impact that brutal and bloody war had on the lives of the soldiers and her attempts to understand the depth of that impact. Illustrated with small photographs as chapter headings. Glossary. 256 pp.

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Alexandra Fuller

The Penguin Press, 2004-05-03. 1st. Library Binding. Used:Good.

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Fuller, Alexandra

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Penguin Press, 2004. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Author of DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT, THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT, and COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULLNESS. Fine, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. A86

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Fuller, Alexandra

NY: Penguin Press, 2004 BRAND NEW/BRAND NEW First Edition, 1st Printing. New old stock. No wear, no markings, gift quality. 5.5" x 9.5", 257 pages. - Best-selling memoirist Alexandra Fuller travels with a strangely charismatic Rhodesian war veteran into a modern-day heart of darkness. When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight," Fuller recounts her friendship with K. . Hard Cover.

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Fuller, Alexandra

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Fuller, Alexandra

London: Picador, 2004. Clean, bright copy in an un-clipped d/w which shows slight signs of shelf life. Fuller retraces the steps of one of the most unnecessary civil wars in history with 'K', a though survivor of the Rhodesian conflicts. 256 pages including glossary. Next post dispatch.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

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Picador, 2004. Hardcover. UsedVeryGood. Signed with dedication, 1st, dust jacket and book very good. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.

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SCRIBBLING THE CAT - TRAVELS WITH AN AFRICAN SOLDIER

FULLER, ALEXANDRA

NEW YORK: PENGUIN PRESS. VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. Pages: 257. . 2004. TRADE PAPERBACK..

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