In July 2007, the acclaimed writer Bessie Head would have turned 70 years old. Her friends, colleagues and literary critics will honour her with a series of conferences, new books and theses, re-namings, tree-plantings, writing prizes, new music inspired by one of her novels, "Maru", and the founding of a permanent Bessie Head Heritage Trust to guarantee the future of her house and literary papers. Events will take place in Serowe, Gaborone, Pietermaritzburg, Cape Town and other cities around the world with meetings, readings, and exhibitions.Wits University Press takes this opportunity to repackage and republish this excellent biography by Gillian Stead Eilersen, first published in 1995 by David Philip and James Currey. It will appear with new, never before published photographs of Bessie Head's life in Botswana.
Publisher: Wits University Press