A Woman Alone Autobiographical Writings by Bessie Head
  

Synopsis

A Woman Alone Autobiographical Writings by Bessie Head

'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.

About the Author

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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Format

Paperback
144 pages

Author

Bessie Head
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Publisher

Heinemann an imprint of Pearson Education Limited

Publication date

26th June 2007

ISBN

9780435906030


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