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Polly Hope: African childhoods, 8 August 2002

Before the Knife: Memories of an African Childhood 
by Carolyn Slaughter.
Doubleday, 254 pp., £12.99, March 2002, 0 385 60344 4
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Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood 
by Alexandra Fuller.
Picador, 310 pp., £15.99, February 2002, 0 330 49023 0
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The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey 
by Rupert Isaacson.
Fourth Estate, 272 pp., £7.99, February 2002, 9781857028973
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... hits hot earth. I know, without knowing why, that Mum would smack me if she saw me doing this.’ Rupert Isaacson grew up in England, and for all the tales of derring-do that his émigré South African parents told him, he could only dream of the smell of hot earth. On occasional childhood holidays in Africa, he was seduced by its bizarre beauty ...

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