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    Head brilliantly develops ascending degrees of personal isolation, and is very moving when she describes abating pain.
    - The Sunday Times

It is never clear to Elizabeth whether the mission school principal's cruel revelation of her origins is at the bottom of her mental breakdown. She has left South Africa with her son and is living in the village of Motabeng, the place of sand, in Botswana where there are no street lights at night.

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It is never clear to Elizabeth whether the mission school principal's cruel revelation of her origins is at the bottom of her mental breakdown.

About the Author

Bessie Head, one of Africa's best known writers, was born in South Africa but spent much of her life in Botswana. She died tragically early, in 1986, leaving behind her a fine collection of literary works. Tales of Tenderness and Power was the first of her works to be published after her death, and another anthology, A Woman Alone, has also been published posthumously. Both these titles reinforce Bessie Head's literary achievements, already evident in her novels Maru, When Rain clouds Gather, The Cardinals, A Collector of Treasures, A Question of Power, and her historical account Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind, which are all available in the Heinemann African Writer Series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435907204
Author:
Head, Bessie
Publisher:
Longman
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women teachers
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
AWS African Writers Series
Series Volume:
1149
Publication Date:
May 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
7.78x5.09x.49 in. .39 lbs.

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