Forgot your password?  

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

This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Woman Alone.
This section contains 975 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings Study Guide

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

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...

(read more from the Chapter 2, In Exile, Botswana, 1964-1979, Essays Summary)

This section contains 975 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings Study Guide
Copyrights
A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook