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Writer Doris Lessing on Growing Up in Africa

Lessing is the author of more than thirty books, including, "The Fifth Child" and "The Golden Notebook." She grew up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), but was exiled for twenty-five years when she began to speak out against the oppressive white-ruled government. Lessing has just written a new book, "African Laughter," a personal story about the trips she took to Zimbabwe between 1982 and 1992.


Other segments from the episode on October 21, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 21, 1992: Interview with Alan Dershowitz; Interview with Doris Lessing; Review of Ike Quebec's album "The Art of Ike Quebec."


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