Bessie Head: Thunder Behind Her Ears : Her Life and Writing

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James Currey, 1996 - Authors, South African - 312 pages
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Bessie head was a born writer, but one born also to a deprived childhood and a life of often recurring hardship.

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St Monicas Home 19501956 Durban 19561958
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Cape Town Johannesburg 19581960
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Political Emotional Involvement 19601964 The Cardinals
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About the author (1996)

Gillian Stead Eilersen studied at the University of Natal and Odense University, Denmark, where she now lectures in the Department of English. Exploring South African literature from Denmark, she was drawn to the writings of Bessie Head and discovered that she and Bessie had both grown up in Pietermaritzburg at the same time - but in very different circumstances. Thereafter she worked on the research that has led to this first full-length biography. Eilersen has also published articles on Bessie Head and in 1989 edited Tales of Tenderness and Power by Bessie Head.

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