The full text of Doris Lessing’s rejection letter to Alex Allan, the prime minister’s principal private secretary, dated 24 November 1992.
Dear Alex Allan
I am sorry I did not reply earlier, but I was in the States. 162 more words
Of all British colonies in 20th century, Southern Rhodesia (later known to be Rhodesia, and lastly, after 1980, Zimbabwe) was considered one to be politically ‘very defiant’, in that other than adopting a system of majority rule, it unilaterally violated the agreement, reinstated a new government dominated by white settlers, and fought a costly, and uneasy, guerrilla war with black African combatants for nearly two decades, which would later significantly hamper its economic and social progress. 775 more words
Coetzee on Lessing:
“Yet the daughter had it in her not only to escape a future that one can almost read in her face—marriage to a decent young chap and life on a farm in Rhodesia managing servants and having babies—but also to become one of the great visionary novelists of our time.” 69 more words
This cover commemorates the opening of the railway line from Beira, on the coast of Mozambique, to Salisbury in Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe).
“My paintings are a distillation of my travels and life experiences. I call my style Organic Expressionism.
I am primarily a landscape painter. My art evolves from a fascination with energies beyond our vision, quantum physics and the ephemeral nature of our existence. 556 more words