Maru

Maru

Author: 
Head, Bessie
Place: 
London
Publisher: 
Votor Gollancz Ltd.
Phys descriptions: 
127p.
Date published: 
1971
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Bar code: 
1039988
Call No: 
82-32 HEA
Abstract: 

Read worldwide for her wisdom, authenticity, and skillful prose, South African born Bessie Head (1937-1986) offers a moving and magical tale of an orphaned girl, Margaret Cadmore, who goes to teach in a remote village in Botswana where her own people are kept as slaves. Her presence polarizes a community that does not see her people as human, and condemns her to the lonely life of an outcast. In the love story and intrigue that follows Head brilliantly combines a portrait of loneliness with a rich affirmation of the mystery and spirituality of life. The core of this otherworldly, rhapsodic work is a plot about racial injustice and prejudice with a lesson in how traditional intolerance may render whole sections of a society untouchable.

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Friday, November 9, 2018