The Collector of Treasures: And Other Botswana Village Tales

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Heinemann, 1992 - Fiction - 109 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

A Story of Ancient Tribal Migration
1
Heaven is not Closed
7
The Village Saint
13
The Story of a FaithHealing Priest
19
Life
37
Witchcraft
47
Looking for a Rain God
57
Kgotla
61
The Wind and a Boy
69
Snapshots of a Wedding
76
The Special One
81
The Collector of Treasures
87
Hunting
104
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About the author (1992)

BESSIE HEAD, one of Africa's best known writers, was born in South Africa but spent much of her life in Botswana. She died tragically early, in 1986, leaving behind her a fine collection of literary works. Tales of Tenderness and Power was the first of her works to be published after her death, and another anthology, A Woman Alone, has also been published posthumously. Both these titles reinforce Bessie Head's literary achievements, already evident in her novels Maru, When Rain clouds Gather, The Cardinals, A Collector of Treasures, A Question of Power, and her historical account Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind, which are all available in the Heinemann African Writer Series.

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