The Resource Bessie Head, Craig MacKenzie

Bessie Head, Craig MacKenzie

Label
Bessie Head
Title
Bessie Head
Statement of responsibility
Craig MacKenzie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When the depredations of apartheid forced most of her contemporaries into exile in Britain, Europe, and the United States, the South African writer Bessie Head (1937-1986) chose to move to neighboring Botswana, by South African standards then a dry, dusty, and undeveloped backwater. And where her fellow writers chose apartheid's depredations as the subject for their searing social indictments, Head turned for inspiration to local sources, recording in stories of parable-like intensity the daily lives of people in a remote African village
  • She is perhaps the only black African writer who has successfully dealt with the tensions and torments of her own life - madness, guilt, vexed personal relationships, loneliness, exile - and the often haunting results have won her a growing following in critical circles, most notably among feminists, who see her as having been victimized not only by South Africa's brutal racial politics but also by patriarchal attitudes among African men." "In this overview of Head's work, Craig MacKenzie argues that the physical journey Head took from South Africa to Botswana has a special resonance in her writing, in which she moves from disintegration to wholeness, from alienation to commitment."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacKenzie, Craig
Dewey number
823
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.H4
LC item number
Z77 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's world authors series
Series volume
TWAS 882
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and literature
  • Head, Bessie
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
Label
Bessie Head, Craig MacKenzie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early life -- The cardinals (ca. 1962) -- In exile in Botswana -- When rain clouds gather (1968) -- Maru (1971) -- A question of power (1973) -- Putting down roots -- The collector of treasures (1977) -- Serowe: village of the rain wind (1981) -- A bewitched crossroad (1984) -- Posthumously published works: Tales of tenderness and power (1989) and A woman alone (1990) -- The critics' view
Control code
40542966
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 140 pages
Isbn
9780805716290
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98055671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bessie Head, Craig MacKenzie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early life -- The cardinals (ca. 1962) -- In exile in Botswana -- When rain clouds gather (1968) -- Maru (1971) -- A question of power (1973) -- Putting down roots -- The collector of treasures (1977) -- Serowe: village of the rain wind (1981) -- A bewitched crossroad (1984) -- Posthumously published works: Tales of tenderness and power (1989) and A woman alone (1990) -- The critics' view
Control code
40542966
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 140 pages
Isbn
9780805716290
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98055671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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