Doris Lessing’s books include the novels The Sweetest Dream, Mara and Dann, and Ben, in the World, as well as two volumes of her autobiography, Under My Skin and Walking in the Shade. (April 2003)

IN THE REVIEW

The Jewel of Africa

“You have the jewel of Africa in your hands,” said President Samora Machel of Mozambique and President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania to Robert Mugabe, at the moment of independence, in 1980. “Now look after it.” Twenty-three years later, the “jewel” is ruined, dishonored, disgraced. Southern Rhodesia had fine and functioning …

‘The Fox’ of D.H. Lawrence

Lawrence the man and D.H. Lawrence the writer: both provoked strong reactions in his lifetime, and it all still goes on. He had the defects of his qualities: he had no defects, he was a genius; he is at the heart of English literature; he is secure in his place …