: Head (B.)

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185pp., paperback, Reprint, Oxford, (1969) 1995


When Makehaya, a South African political refugee, and Gilbert, an English agricultural expert, meet in the poverty-stricken village of Golema Mmidi and work together to modernise farming methods to benefit the community, local authority and traditions are challenged.

Bessie Head (1937-1986) was born in South Africa but spent much of her life in Botswana. She is the author of Tales of Tenderness and Power, an anthology of stories, personal observations and legendsA Woman Alone, autobiographical writings; the novels Maru, The Cardinals, A Collector of Treasures, the semi-autobiographical novel, A Question of Power, and the history Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind.