"Your mother was insane. If you're not careful you'll get insane just like your mother. Your mother was a white woman. They had to lock her up, as she was having a child by the stable boy who was a native". It is never clear to Elizabeth whether this cruel revelation of her origins is at the bottom of her mental breakdown. In the darkness of a country where the people turn and look at her with curiosity as an outsider we are taken in and out of sanity and plunged into the deepest depths of the mind.
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?Head brilliantly develops ascending degrees of personal isolation, and is very moving when she describes abating pain.?-The Sunday TimesAbout the Author:
Bessie Head was born in 1937 in South Africa, of mixed parentage. Her first novel, WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER grew out of her experience as a refugee and was followed by MARU and A QUESTION OF POWER. She spent the latter part of her life exiled in Botswana where she died aged only 49 in 1986.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001324526