Colonialism Fiction


MaruBessie HeadMcCall Publishing Company1971

An African love story and statement on racial & tribal prejudice, set in mid-twentieth century Botswana. An orphaned Masarwa girl comes to Dilepe to teach, only to discover that in this remote Botswana village her people are treated as outcasts. In the love story and intrigue that follow, the author’s exploration of racism draws upon her own experiences of growing up in South Africa.

The rhythm of sunrise, the rhythm of sunset, filled her life.

Bessie Head in Maru