When Rain Clouds Gather
by Head, Bessie


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Rural Botswana is the backdrop for When Rain Clouds Gather, the first novel published by one of Africa's leading woman writers in English, Bessie Head (1937-1986). Inspired by her own traumatic life experiences as an outcast in Apartheid South African society and as a refugee living at the Bamangwato Development Association Farm in Botswana, Head's tough and telling classic work is set in the poverty-stricken village of Golema Mmidi, a haven to exiles. A South African political refugee and an Englishman join forces to revolutionize the villagers' traditional farming methods, but their task is fraught with hazards as the pressures of tradition, opposition from the local chief, and the unrelenting climate threaten to divide and devastate the fragile community.


 
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Binding: Softcover
Specs: 184 pages | .5 Lbs
ISBN: 1478607599
ISBN-13: 9781478607595
Edition: 1
Publisher: Waveland Press | Publish Date 09/13 | Copyright 2014
 
 

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