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The Grass is Singing-
on 25 July 2014
Wonderful writing with very succinct character development. Doris Lessing gives a clear picture of the way that the "natives" of the old Africa were viewed by the whites as almost sub human. Hopefully things have moved on since the earlier years of the 20th century.
Dick and Mary Turner are gossiped about by the neighbours and are regarded as having "let the side down" because they struggle with their farm and their own ineptness. To the extent that Charlie Slatter a neighbour and successful farmer, will go as far as helping them to move on- not wholly altruistic, as Charlie has his eyes on Dick's land.
A very thought provoking story.