Emerging Perspectives on Bessie Head
Africa World Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 222 pages
This long-awaited anthology covers new thoughts and theories on the eminent and controversial writer Bessie Head. Ever since her death in 1986, at the early age of 49, Head has continued to capture our political, historical and social imagination. This anthology of essays from a selection of highly acclaimed scholars contains current research and opinions being discussed worldwide, including new scholarship emerging from Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
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The Inappropriate Appropriation
Bessie Heads Life
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