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A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What is of psychological significance about Head's parents and the circumstances of her birth? That is, what does she take from it?

Why did Head leave South Africa? Why did she feel exiled?

Describe Head's understanding of the different psychologies of the peoples of South Africa and the peoples of Botswana.

Describe in detail what Head understands about the psychological effects of racism and oppression in South Africa.

Explain Head's religious views. What does she like about Christianity? What does she dislike? Why was she attracted to Hinduism? What does she like about indigenous Botswanan religion?

Explain Head's conception of the psychology and spirituality of the people of Botswana.

How does life in Serowe help Head understand South Africa and herself?

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