n English in Africa - Whose history is this? Plagiarism in Bessie Head's

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



Elsewhere I have argued that Bessie Head's depiction of orality in her texts is a construct that successfully achieves its desired effect: that the texts are a faithful depiction of the orality present in Serowe society. Head does not simply and straightforwardly "make her experience the experience of others" (MacKenzie 1989a, 42) in a transfer of what she sees or hears into what we read.

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