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When rain clouds gather

Bessie Head (author), Margaret Tarner (adapter)
Title
When rain clouds gather / Head, Bessie ; retold by Tarner, Margaret
Author
Bessie Head
Adapter
Margaret Tarner
Language
English
Publisher
Oxford: Heinemann, 1992
79 p. : ill.
ISBN
0-435-27248-9

About Bessie Head

Bessie Amelia Emery Head, known as Bessie Head (6 July 1937 – 17 April 1986), was a South African writer who, though born in South Africa, is usually considered Botswana's most influential writer. She wrote novels, short fiction and autobiographical works that are infused with spiritual questioning and reflection.

Biography

Bessie Amelia Emery was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the child of a "white" woman and a "non-white" man at a time when interracial relationships were illegal in South Africa. Bessie's mother, Bessie Amelia Emery, from the wealthy South African Birch family had been hospitalised for several years in mental hospitals following the death of her first child, a boy. She was in the huge mental hospital in Pietermaritzburg when she gave birth to Bessie. Although she was not allowed to keep the child, she did give the daughter her own name.

Infant Bessie was fir…Read more on Wikipedia