Interested in Africa, I picked up Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller. This is her fourth book and a narrative of her mother’s love for Africa where her family lived during the 1950′s and 60′s. Alexandra was raised by an eccentric mother with a zest for life. Nicola was born in Scotland but raised in Kenya. Her love for Africa is expressed through this narrative as we learn the British colonial period’s history of Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Alexandra presents her mother with such spirit as she describes her love for the land and creatures even though she experiences untold hardships and tragedy as she runs from war. The Tree of Forgetfulness in Zambia is where the mother presently thrives raising tilapia (as the premier producer of fingerlings in the country) and sharing her love for all things African.