Brief bibliography of books written by Bessie Head

The following brief bibliography has been updated from the list appearing in Gillian Eilersen’s Thunder Behind Her Ears. Note that at least one addition is expected in 2006 or 2007, Linda-Susan Beard’s Shifting Sandscapes. [Note: also on the site now is her brief, beautiful "Earth and Everything"].

1968 When Rain Clouds Gather. New York: Simon & Schuster; London: Gollancz, 1969.   [see current publishing info]
1971 Maru. London: Gollancz; New York: McCall.
[see current publishing info]
1973 A Question of Power. London: Davis-Poynter; New York: Pantheon.   [see current publishing info]
1977 The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales. London: Heinemann; Cape Town: David Philip.
[see current publishing info]
1981 Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind. Cape Town: David Philip; London: Heinemann.   [soon to be republished?]
1984 A Bewitched Crossroad: An African Saga. Johannesburg: Ad Donker.   [out of print!]
1989 Tales of Tenderness and Power, ed. Gillian Stead Eilersen. Johannesburg: Ad Donker; Oxford: Heinemann, 1990.
1990 A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings, ed. Craig MacKenzie. Oxford: Heinemann.   [recently republished!]
1991 A Gesture of Belonging: Letters from Bessie Head, 1965-1979, ed. Randolph Vigne. London: South Africa Writers; Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann; Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
1993 The Cardinals. With Meditations and Short Stories, ed. Margaret J Daymond. Cape Town: David Philip.   [see current publishing info]
Read the ethereal "Earth and Everything"
2005 Imaginative Trespasser. Letters between Bessie Head, Patrick and Wendy Cullinan 1963-1977. Compiled by Patrick Cullinan, with a personal memoir. Johannesburg: Wits University Press; Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.   [see current publishing info]
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