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When Rain Clouds Gather (86 - Old Edition)


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ISBN13: 9780435909611
ISBN10: 0435909614
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The poverty-stricken village of Golema Mmidi, in the heart of rural Botswana, offers a haven to the exiles gathered there. Makhaya, a political refugee from South Africa, becomes involved with an English agricultural expert and the villagers as they struggle to upgrade their traditional farming methods with modern techniques. The pressures of tradition, the opposition of the local chief, and, above all, the harsh climate threaten to bring tragedy to the community, but strangely, there remains a hope for the future.


The poverty-stricken village of Golema Mmidi, in the heart of rural Botswana, offers a haven to the exiles gathered there.

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.

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halima_sindhi, October 21, 2009 (view all comments by halima_sindhi)
I think is really interesting but it is very difficult to understand. I am doing it this year at school and trust I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. Chapter 3 is very confusing. Thats where I lost my focus. But I understand it very well so I don't have a problem. I love literature.
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girl0101, February 21, 2007 (view all comments by girl0101)
This book was very hard to understand. It started off being very interesting, but by the third chapter it lost my attention and became very borring. I wouldn't reccomend it.
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Head, Bessie
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Botswana Rural conditions Fiction.
General Literary Criticism & Collections
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