Gillian Stead Eilersen

Gillian Stead Eilersen studied at the University of Natal and Odense University, Denmark, where she now lectures in the Department of English. Exploring South African literature from Denmark, she was drawn to the writings of Bessie Head and discovered that she and Bessie had both grown up in Pietermaritzburg at the same time - but in very different circumstances. Thereafter she worked on the research that has led to this first full-length biography. Eilersen has also published articles on...See more