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A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

South Africa

Head is born in South Africa and spends the first twenty-seven years of her life there.

Botswana

After her exile in 1964, Head spends nearly all of the rest of her life in Botswana.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Head is a journalist in Johannesburg after a brief period of work in Cape Town up until her exile.

Cape Town, South Africa

After quitting teaching, Head becomes a journalist in Cape Town.

Serowe, Botswana

The bustling town in Southern Botswana where Head makes her home and lives out her life.

Apartheid

The practice of brutally discriminating against South African blacks by Afrikaner whites.

Imperialism

Head sees the forces of imperialism as dangerous not only to physical and economic security but to the souls of the oppressed.

Nationalism/Racism

Head opposes all divisive forms of tribalism, including nationalism and racism.

African Indigenous Religions

Head finds much to admire in African...

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