Additional Resources for Life by Bessie Head

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Abrahams, Cecil, ed., The Tragic Life, Bessie Head and Literature in Southern Africa, Africa World Press, Inc., 1990.

This is a collection of essays that explore Head's life and writing, including an essay on Head and southern African writing.

Eilersen, Gillian Stead, Bessie Head: Thunder behind Her Ears: Her Life and Writing, Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1995.

This is a biography of Head that includes some discussion of her works.

Head, Bessie, A Gesture of Belonging: Letters from Bessie Head, 1965—1979, edited by Randolph Vigne, Heinemann, distributed in southern Africa for South African Writers/ Heinemann, 1991.

This collection of unexpurgated letters that Head wrote to her friend, Vigne, depict fourteen years in the life of the struggling writer.

Ingersoll, Earl G., "Sexuality in the Stories of Bessie Head," in CLA Journal, Vol. 39, No. 4, June 1996, p. 458.

The author examines Head's views on male-female sexuality as depicted in the stories in her Collector...

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