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Bessie Head (1937 – 1986)

Nationality: Botswanan
Other: South African
Periods: African

Teacher, journalist and writer

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Criticism about Bessie Head

The Universality of Tragedy? The Case of Bessie Head
The paper’s author aims “to examine several stories by Bessie Head from her collection The Collector of Treasures as the basis for a discussion of the universality of tragedy. At issue here are such questions as these: Is it legitimate to maintain our belief that tragedy is universal? Or is it necessary to acknowledge that tragedy merely represents a cultural construct “
Contains: Criticism
Author: Earl G. Ingersoll
From: International Fiction Review 1999; 26 no. 1-2:36-45

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Bessie Head
‘Life of the South African expatriate writer, with bibliography.”
Contains: Pictures, Sketch, Bibliography, Works List
Author: Kate Bissell
From: Postcolonial Studies at Emory

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On the Bessie Head trail
“Stephen Gray recently attended a conference in Botswana in honour of South African writer Bessie Head, who settled there.”
Contains: Pictures, Commentary
Author: Stephen Gray
From: Books July 20, 1998

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013