Doris Lessing

The cover of a 50th anniversary edition of Doris Lessing's novel 'The Grass is Singing,' published in 2000. The book was first published in 1950, and was Doris Lessing's debut novel. The book, which explored white colonialism and race relations in southern Africa, ruffled feathers in Africa but was a big success in Europe and North America.

See our biography of Doris Lessing