oa Botswana Notes & Records - The Bessie Head Papers in Serowe: Recent Notes

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



It is now twenty years since Bessie Head died alone in Serowe, and twenty years since a resourceful and determined curator, Maria Rytter, impounded her papers and moved them to the Khama III Memorial Museum (KMM). This was done the day after Head's death, 18 April 1986, before mourners could inadvertently scatter them, and with only a quick permission from Serowe's District Commissioner to do so.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error