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Head, Bessie 1937-1986

Overview
Works: 190 works in 740 publications in 12 languages and 14,757 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Study guides  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9369.3.H4, 823
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When rain clouds gather by Bessie Head( Book )

83 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,393 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 )

65 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ironic, angry and passionate novel, Elizabeth, a young colored woman, and her son flee their degradating life in South Africa and travel to Botswana to find freedom and peace in working the land and developing a country
Maru by Bessie Head( Book )

80 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,293 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 )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 925 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 )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 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 629 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 )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 439 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 182 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 )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the lines : interviews with Bessie Head, Sheila Roberts, Ellen Kuzwayo, Miriam Tlali by Dieter Welz( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cardinals, with meditations and stories by Bessie Head( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 93 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 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rain clouds gather ; & Maru by Bessie Head( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rain clouds 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 help the community out of poverty by introducing modern farming methods."--Maru - "Since birth, Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has been lovingly protected by a missionaries wife ... But in a place where her people are considered slave, can Margaret ever truly belong?"--Back cover
Call me woman by Ellen Kuzwayo( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensverhaal van een strijdbare zwarte vrouw, voorzitter van de Black Consumer Union van Zuid-Afrika
When rain clouds gather : and related readings by Bessie Head( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 53 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 )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn der Regen fällt : Erzählungen aus Südafrika by Bessie Head( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Südafrika (Republik) ; Erzählungen
A gesture of belonging : letters from Bessie Head, 1965-1979 by Bessie Head( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collector of treasures by Bessie Head( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A question of power
Alternative Names
Bessie Head botswanische Schriftstellerin

Bessie Head romanschrijfster uit Zuid-Afrika (1937-1986)

Bessie Head scrittrice botswana

Emery, Bessie Amelia

Head, Bessie

Head, Bessie 1937-

Head, Bessie Amelia

Head, Bessie Emery 1937-1986

Хед, Бесси

베시 헤드

헤드, 베시 1937-1986

ベッシー・ヘッド

ヘッド, ベッシー

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A question of powerMaruThe collector of treasures, and other Botswana village talesSerowe, village of the rain windTales of tenderness and powerThe cardinals : with meditations and short storiesTo stir the heartThe cardinals, with meditations and stories