A dedication by Doris Lessing


“For my father, who used to sit, hour after hour, night after night, outside our house in Africa, watching the stars. “Well,” he would say, “if we blow ourselves up, there’s plenty more where we came from!”
— Doris Lessing’s dedication in Shikasta, Knopf 1979

Doris Lessing: 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013

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