oa Alternation - No world as yet for what she has done': re-memory and revisioning in Bessie Head and South African women's autobiographical writings

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Bessie Head's perceptive analysis of the social alienation which first her mother, and then she herself experienced (Vigne 1991:65) locates the difficulties of self-recognition and expression faced by many South African women under apartheid. This difficulty could easily lead to silence but, for the women considered here, it has led instead to exploration and expression of the individual's experiences as both individual and part of the community.

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