Scribbling The Cat : Travels with an African Soldier

Author(s): Alexandra Fuller


From the author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight comes a powerful and sometimes painful account of an intense relationship - between a writer, her words, and those she chooses to write about.When Alexandra "Bo" Fuller was in Zambia a few years ago visiting her parents, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known as being a "tough bugger". Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him: "Curiosity scribbled the cat," he told her.Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian War. A man of contradictions, K is battle-scarred and work-weathered, a born-again Christian and given to weeping for the failure of his romantic life and the burden of his memories.Driven by K's memories of the war, they decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal way, by travelling from Zambia through Zimbabwe and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. First published 2004.


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General Fields

  • : 9780330433990
  • : picador
  • : picador
  • : January 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alexandra Fuller
  • : Paperback
  • : 2005
  • : very good
  • : 256