Bessie Head : thunder behind her ears : her life and writing /

Gillian Eilersen has combined the story of Bessie Head's life and her writings into a moving and very accessible account of one of Africa's best-known women writers. Full description

Main Author: Eilersen, Gillian Stead.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Portsmouth, NH : London : Cape Town : Heinemann ; 1996.
Series: Studies in African literature
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260 |a Portsmouth, NH :  |b Heinemann ;  |a London :  |b J. Currey ;  |a Cape Town :  |b D. Philip,  |c 1996. 
300 |a 312 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 24 cm. 
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520 |a Gillian Eilersen has combined the story of Bessie Head's life and her writings into a moving and very accessible account of one of Africa's best-known women writers. 
520 |a "Bessie Head's life echoes the themes of South African history in the last half-century. Her life was a traumatic one, and she drew heavily upon her own personal experiences for her novels. She was born in an asylum to a mother who was considered mad, because she became pregnant by a black man. She was sent to a foster family until she was 13, and then a mission school before training as a teacher. After four years of teaching, she left to work as a journalist for Drum magazine. Despite the disadvantages of being both a person of mixed race and a woman, she made her way in South Africa as a journalist. She later applied for another teaching post, in rural Botswana, where she took up permanent exile. Her life in rural Botswana was in marked contrast to the intensely urban backgrounds of most other South African writers." -- from book jacket. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [304]-308) and index. 
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650 0 |a African literature. 
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