Bessie Head: The Road of Peace of Mind


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This book shows how Bessie Head used her engagement with sociopolitical issues to convey her ideas about the art of fiction and the operations of the creative imagination. It relates Head's literary practice to goals that she set for herself as a 'beginning' writer, and, in view of the importance that she attached to reading as a stimulant of the imagination, pays special attention to the influence of her reading on her writing. Head's reading helped her both to define her role as a creative writer and to develop complex ...

Bessie Head: The Road of Peace of Mind 2008, University of Delaware Press

ISBN-13: 9781611490794