A Question of Power

A Question of Power

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"Your mother was insane. If you're not careful you'll get insane just like your mother. Your mother was a white woman. They had to lock her up, as she was having a child by the stable boy who was a native".

It is never clear to Elizabeth whetherthis cruel revelation of her origins is at the bottom of her mental breakdown. In the darkness of a country where the people turn and look at her with curiosity as an outsider we are taken in and out of sanity and plunged into the deepest depths of the mind.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 14mm | 166g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141187212
  • 9780141187211

About Bessie Head

Bessie Head was born in 1937 in South Africa, of mixed parentage. Her first novel, WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER grew out of her experience as a refugee and was followed by MARU and A QUESTION OF POWER. She spent the latter part of her life exiled in Botswana where she died aged only 49 in 1986.
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2 10% (64)
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