Colonialism Fiction


Maru Bessie Head McCall Publishing Company 1971 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,…


A Question of Power

A Question of Power Bessie Head Heinemann 1974 In the village of Motabeng, Botswana – the place of sand – Elizabeth and her son have made their new home, far away from their old life in South Africa. But the past cannot be conveniently left behind at the border. Even though she may be free…