Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness – by Alexandra Fuller – independent book review – Autobiography

A glimpse into the end of white rule in Africa. Interesting but not compelling. Awarded three stars on Goodreads.

The portrait of the author’s mother is rich, captivating, believable, and inspiring. Even though she is “mad as a hatter”.**

The author is capable of some beautiful writing. And she captures the wildness of Africa during the second half of the 20th century.

More about the British-Zimbabwean author, Alexandra Fuller.

** Little Known Fact: The expression mad as a hatter, used to describe someone with unpredictable behavior, originally comes from the hat making industry, where mercury poisoning and its accompanying psychological damage was common.