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A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings (African Writers Series)

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Publisher Comments:

A Woman Alone is a collection of autobiographical writings, sketches, and essays that covers the entire span of Bessie Head's creative life, up to her death in 1986 at the age of 49. It reveals a woman of great sensitivity and vitality, inspired through her knowledge of suffering with "a reverence for ordinary people and finding some healing for her own anguish in a quiet corner of Africa.

Synopsis:

A collection of autobiographical writings, sketches, and essays that covers the entire span of Bessie Head's creative life.

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:
9780435905781
Subtitle:
Autobiographical Writings
Editor:
MacKenzie, Craig
Author:
Head, Bessie
Publisher:
Heinemann
Location:
Oxford :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Authors, south african
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Botswana
Subject:
Botswana Biography.
Subject:
Women and literature -- South Africa.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
African writers series ;
Series Volume:
1948-49
Publication Date:
19901011
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.80x5.11x.37 in. .23 lbs.

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