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More than 3,000 of Doris Lessing's books heading to Zimbabwe
More than 3,000 of Doris Lessing's books heading to Zimbabwe

More than 3,000 books from the personal collection of Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing are headed to the leading public library in Harare, Zimbabwe. The author, who died in 2013 at age 94, lived in Zimbabwe in her youth, when it was Southern Rhodesia. Lessing was born in Iran to British citizens; the young family moved to Southern Rhodesia when she was around 5 years old. Their house was initially a rough mud hut, but always full of books. ------------ FOR THE RECORD 7:25 a.m. Aug. 28: An earlier version of this post misattributed the family's thoughts on the donation to Zimbabwean writer Panasahe Chigumadzi. ------------ As a teenager, Lessing struck out on her own...

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