Books by Bessie Head (2)


The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Botswana village tales about subjects such as the breakdown of family life and the position of women in this society.
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022


When Rain Clouds Gather : & Maru by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
When Rainclouds Gather: Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana, in the hope of leading a peaceful, purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman who is trying to modernise farming methods to benefit the community. The two outsiders join forces, but their task is fraught with hazards: opposition from the corrupt chief, the pressures of tradition, and the unrelenting climate ever threaten to bring tragedy. Maru: Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has lived her life under the loving protection of a ... continue
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

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