debut book, Donít Letís Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African
Childhood, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002, the 2002
Booksense best non-fiction book, a finalist for the Guardianís First
Book Award and the winner of the 2002 Winifred Holtby Memorial
Prize. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, her
fourth book, braids a multi-layered narrative around the perfectly
lit, Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood.