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Head, Bessie 1937-1986

Overview
Works: 201 works in 637 publications in 5 languages and 13,952 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9369.3.H4, 823
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Publications about Bessie Head
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Publications by Bessie Head, published posthumously.
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When rain clouds gather by Bessie Head( Book )
72 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Two exiles--one white, one black--in a poor village in Botswana struggle with tradition, climate, and the local chief as they try to modernize the villagers' farming methods
A question of power by Bessie Head( Book )
50 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
Roman om en farvet sydafrikansk kvindes flugt til Botswana og til mere menneskelige forhold
Maru by Bessie Head( Book )
62 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 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 )
29 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 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 )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Autobiographies of individual villagers arranged in thematic chapters
Tales of tenderness and power by Bessie Head( Book )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
The cardinals : with meditations and short stories by Bessie Head( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 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 )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
A bewitched crossroad : an African saga by Bessie Head( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 144 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 100 libraries worldwide
The cardinals, with meditations and stories by Bessie Head( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 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
Call me woman by Ellen Kuzwayo( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 54 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."--BOOK JACKET
Deep cuts : graphic adaptations of stories by Can Themba( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
When rain clouds gather : and related readings by Bessie Head( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A South African refugee begins a new life in a village in Botswana
When rain clouds gather ; & Maru by Bessie Head( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The lovers by Bessie Head( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
A woman alone : autobiographical writings by Bessie Head( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The lovers by Bessie Head( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Wenn der Regen fällt : Erzählungen aus Südafrika ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Südafrika (Republik) ; Erzählungen
Question de pouvoirs by Bessie Head( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
 
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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 (380)
German (5)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
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