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Bessie Amelia Emery 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.


Bessie Amelia Emery was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the child of a "white" woman and a "non-whi…

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