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A Woman Alone - Autobiographical Writings

A Woman Alone - Autobiographical Writings (Paperback)

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'I need a quiet backwater and a sense of living as though I am barely alive on the earth, treading a small, careful pathway through life.'

A Woman Alone is a collection of autobiographical writings, sketches and essays which 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 in a 'reverence for ordinary people' and finding some healing for her own anguish in a quiet corner of Africa.

BiographyBiography: generalChildren'sEducational materialEducational: English literatureSchool editions of fiction textsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Pearson Education Limited Publication Date: 26/06/2007 ISBN-13: 9780435906030  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Born in South Africa, Bessie Head, had a traumatic life and she drew heavily upon her experiences for her novels. Her first novel, "When Rain Clouds Gather" grew out of her experience as a refugee, and was followed by "Maru" and "A Question of Power" (1973). In 1977 she published "The Collector of Treasure"s, a book of short stories exploring the position of women in Africa. Bessie Head died in Serowe, Botswana in 1986, aged only 49.

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