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Sunrise on the Veld
*By: Doris Lessing
*Story outline: A young boy wakes up eary every morning to go hunting on the "veld" (field). Is enjoying his feeling of control over life and revelling in his youth when he comes across a buck, covered in ants, being eaten alive. He realizes that life can come so quickly to an end.
No Witchcraft for sale
*Author: Doris Lessing
*Story summary: Teddy Farquar: blonde "little yellow head" boy, son of farmer, was good friends with Gideon (black servant), then one day Teddy insulted him by saying "he's only a black boy" about teasing another black child. then they weren't as gr8 friends, then one day teddy got snake poison in his eye and Gideon saved him using some ancient secret of the bush. when english dr's heard of it they tried to pry info from gideon and gideon led them on a wild goose chase.
At the rendezvous of victory
Author: Nadine Gordimer
*Summary: about "general giant" Zwedu, black rebellion leader in africa, and how he sleeps around and goes through the motions for peace treaties but when they get peace it's by comprimise. he doesnt want it to be a compromise, he wants everything to belong to the africans, so he criticizes it and eventually gets downgraded to practically nothing.
The moment before the gun went off
*Author: Nadine Gordimer
*Summary: Marais Van der Vyver accidentally shoots his black farm worker, people say he did ti on purpose because hes a political leader for the british in africa. not his fault though. taking sides w/ the good englishmen who are getting screwed over for the african's revolution
The Train from Rhodesia
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Summary: a young couple on a train stop into a very poor african village, where poor people try to sell the tourists things. they encounter an old man who tries to sell them a lion for one and six...a cheap price...but the man haggles w/ him for fun. the old man refuses to give in, so they get back on the train. but when the train starts to leave, the old man chases after them and yells "ONE AND SIX" at the man, who then throws him the money, and the old man throws him the lion. later the woman is mad at the man for taking the lion so unfairly, when the man was so old and had practically nothing.
The old chief Mshlanga
*Author: Doris Lessing
*summary: about a little english girl who lives in africa and treats the africans very rudely, until one day when she meets an old chief who doesn't treat her as a master. she is fascinated by him and goes to his village to see him, and everyone stares at her in defiance instead of bowing down to her and hse realizes that she is an outsider in that country.
Sunrise on the Veld
*By: Doris Lessing
*Story outline: A young boy wakes up eary every morning to go hunting on the "veld" (field). Is enjoying his feeling of control over life and revelling in his youth when he comes across a buck, covered in ants, being eaten alive. He realizes that life can come so quickly to an end.
No Witchcraft for sale
*Author: Doris Lessing
*Story summary: Teddy Farquar: blonde "little yellow head" boy, son of farmer, was good friends with Gideon (black servant), then one day Teddy insulted him by saying "he's only a black boy" about teasing another black child. then they weren't as gr8 friends, then one day teddy got snake poison in his eye and Gideon saved him using some ancient secret of the bush. when english dr's heard of it they tried to pry info from gideon and gideon led them on a wild goose chase.
At the rendezvous of victory
Author: Nadine Gordimer
*Summary: about "general giant" Zwedu, black rebellion leader in africa, and how he sleeps around and goes through the motions for peace treaties but when they get peace it's by comprimise. he doesnt want it to be a compromise, he wants everything to belong to the africans, so he criticizes it and eventually gets downgraded to practically nothing.
The moment before the gun went off
*Author: Nadine Gordimer
*Summary: Marais Van der Vyver accidentally shoots his black farm worker, people say he did ti on purpose because hes a political leader for the british in africa. not his fault though. taking sides w/ the good englishmen who are getting screwed over for the african's revolution
The Train from Rhodesia
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Summary: a young couple on a train stop into a very poor african village, where poor people try to sell the tourists things. they encounter an old man who tries to sell them a lion for one and six...a cheap price...but the man haggles w/ him for fun. the old man refuses to give in, so they get back on the train. but when the train starts to leave, the old man chases after them and yells "ONE AND SIX" at the man, who then throws him the money, and the old man throws him the lion. later the woman is mad at the man for taking the lion so unfairly, when the man was so old and had practically nothing.
The old chief Mshlanga
*Author: Doris Lessing
*summary: about a little english girl who lives in africa and treats the africans very rudely, until one day when she meets an old chief who doesn't treat her as a master. she is fascinated by him and goes to his village to see him, and everyone stares at her in defiance instead of bowing down to her and hse realizes that she is an outsider in that country.