A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings - Study Guide Chapter 2, In Exile, Botswana, 1964-1979, Essays Summary & Analysis

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The second part of Chapter 2 contains several essays. "God and the underdog" (1968) concerns the rise of Africa. The essay begins discussing a joke about two Ku Klux Klan members dying and reaching heaven to find that God is a black woman. Head expands the joke to imagine that the Klansmen are full of terror realizing that they not only did not understand the King of the Jews but that they despised him in their hearts. She does not judge the real Klansmen for making God a white man with blue eyes. They do that because the white peoples of the world are the most alienated from God.

This puzzles Head until she meets a British volunteer, a Cambridge graduate, who is profoundly struck by the simply piety of an old Botswana man. Head's natural hatred...

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