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A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2, In Exile, Botswana, 1964-1979, Preface, Sketches Summary

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Chapter 2, In Exile, Botswana, 1964-1979, Preface, Sketches Summary and Analysis

In the Preface to "Witchcraft", Head notes that she enjoys repetition and simplicity in life. South Africa denies her this. She and those of her generation are forced out of South Africa between they refuse to call the white man master. Head moves in 1964 to Botswana, though after independence in 1966 the government becomes hostile to South African refugees. Head has to report regularly to the police starting in 1966. Botswana is a vast, semi-desert. It has few white people. Despite its poverty, Head creates her ideal life with simplicity and repetition. The piece is written in 1975.

"Sketches" is a series of sketch pieces, starting with "For Serowe: a village in Africa." Head finds Serowe beautiful, particularly in the summer. It is a little village where Head has spent more of her life; she has...

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