African Laughter

Four Visits to Zimbabwe

Doris Lessing



A highly personal story about returning to her African roots by the eminent British writer, African Laughter is also a rich and penetrating portrait of Doris Lessing's homeland. In it she recounts the visits she made to Zimbabwe in 1982, 1988, 1989 and 1992, after being exiled from the old Southern Rhodesia for twenty-five years for her opposition to the white minority government.


A highly personal story of the eminent British writer returning to her African roots that is "brilliant . . . [and] captures the contradictions of a young country. -New York Times Book Review


Doris May Lessing was a British-Zimbabwean novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2007.