The Grass is Singing


Doris Lessing

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The Grass is Singing Symbols

The Store

The store does not refer to any one store in particular, but rather a type of establishment commonly found throughout Southern Africa. These stores are distributed across rural farming districts; they are where local white…

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The Veranda

From the very beginning of the book it’s clear that the veranda is an important part of the Turners’ house, because it’s the place where Mary is murdered and where her body is left until…

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Tobacco is the most profitable crop in Southern Rhodesia; after the Second World War, a tobacco boom left many white tobacco farmers (such as Charlie Slatter) suddenly very rich. In this sense, tobacco symbolizes…

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