Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, Beginnings, South Africa, 1937-1964 Abstract
* Bessie Head was born July 6, 1937.
* Bessie was born at Pietermaritzburg Mental Hospital in South Africa where her mother was a patient.
* Bessie's mother was a white, upper class woman, and her father a black stable manager.
Chapter 2, In Exile, Botswana, 1964-1979, Preface, Sketches Abstract
* Bessie was given up for adoption...
This section contains 1,425 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)