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Events in the Skies

Doris Lessing

‘He told me that when he remembered his childhood that aeroplane was in the sky.’

I once knew a man, a black man, who told me he had been brought up in a village so far from the nearest town he had to walk a day to reach it. Later he knew this ‘town’ was itself a village, having in it a post office, a shop and a butcher. He had still to experience the white men’s towns, whi…

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing (1919-2013) is the author of more than twenty novels. In October 2007 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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