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Head, Bessie 1937-1986

Overview
Works: 196 works in 679 publications in 9 languages and 14,136 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9369.3.H4, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bessie Head
When rain clouds gather by Bessie Head ( Book )
75 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
South African political refugee, Makhaya, and Englishman Gilbert Balfour join forces to revolutionize the villagers' traditional farming methods
A question of power by Bessie Head ( Book )
58 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om en farvet sydafrikansk kvindes flugt til Botswana og til mere menneskelige forhold
Maru by Bessie Head ( Book )
72 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Margaret Cadmore, an orphaned Masarwa girl, goes to teach in the remote village of Dilepe in Botswana, where her own people are kept as slaves. Her presence polarizes a community which does not see Masarwa people as human, and condemns her to the lonely life of an outcast"--Publisher's description
The collector of treasures, and other Botswana village tales by Bessie Head ( Book )
36 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories based on life in a Botswanan village, including the story of a woman who murders the husband who deserted her years before
Serowe, village of the rain wind by Bessie Head ( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiographies of individual villagers arranged in thematic chapters
Tales of tenderness and power by Bessie Head ( Book )
34 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qu'elle évoque l'histoire ou puise dans la tradition, Bessie Head (1937-1986), Métisse d'origine sud-africaine, fait vivre un peuple entier, ses conflits mortels, bien au-delà du clivage Blancs-Noirs, mais aussi ses luttes, sa dignité à travers les pires calamités et le regard sans pareil qu'il porte sur le monde. 20 contes et nouvelles vibrant de joie, de désespoir et de colère
The cardinals : with meditations and short stories by Bessie Head ( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novella and seven stories by a black South African writer. The title novella is on a woman who at birth is sold by her mother to a childless couple and who runs away when the stepfather begins molesting her. Eventually she obtains a job as a reporter on a black newspaper, where she finds love. Through her eyes is seen the struggle against apartheid
To stir the heart by Bessie Head ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The deep river / Bessie Head -- The collector of treasures / Bessie Head -- Wedding at the cross / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- Minutes of glory / Ngugi wa Thiong'o
A bewitched crossroad : an African saga by Bessie Head ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between the lines : interviews with Bessie Head, Sheila Roberts, Ellen Kuzwayo, Miriam Tlali by Dieter Welz ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cardinals, with meditations and stories by Bessie Head ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novella and seven stories by a black South African writer. The title novella is on a woman who at birth is sold by her mother to a childless couple and who runs away when the stepfather begins molesting her. Eventually she obtains a job as a reporter on a black newspaper, where she finds love. Through her eyes is seen the struggle against apartheid
The lovers by Bessie Head ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When rain clouds gather ; & Maru by Bessie Head ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Call me woman by Ellen Kuzwayo ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Call Me Woman is the autobiography of Ellen Kuzwayo, a black South African woman whose life as a social worker, woman's rights activist, politican, and more was woven in political history of South Africa for almost 60 years. Kuzwayo 's autobiography documents a complex series of changes in herself and her culture, including the onset and devastation of apartheid. Ms. Kuzwayo was the first black person to win South Africa's premier literary prize, the CNS Literary Award."--Jacket
When rain clouds gather : and related readings by Bessie Head ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A South African refugee begins a new life in a village in Botswana
Deep cuts : graphic adaptations of stories by Can Themba ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman alone : autobiographical writings by Bessie Head ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collector of treasures by Bessie Head ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oorspronkelijke titel en uitgave: The collector of treasures, 1977
Wenn der Regen fällt : Erzählungen aus Südafrika by Bessie Head ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Südafrika (Republik) ; Erzählungen
Als er regen komt : roman by Bessie Head ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in Dutch and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oorspronkelijke titel en uitgave: When rain clouds gather, 1968
 
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.06 for When rain ... to 0.94 for An aspect ...)
Alternative Names
Emery, Bessie Amelia
Head, Bessie
Head, Bessie 1937-
Head, Bessie Amelia
Head, Bessie Emery 1937-1986
ヘッド, ベッシー
Languages
English (413)
German (8)
French (8)
Japanese (6)
Dutch (6)
Tswana (2)
Finnish (1)
Korean (1)
Sinhalese (1)
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