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Title:Special issue: celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of Bessie Head's 'A question of power' (1973)
Editor:Daymond, MargaretISNI
Periodical:Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa (ISSN 2159-9130)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic terms:South Africa
literary criticism
About person:Bessie Amelia Head (1937-1986)ISNI
Abstract:To mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of Bessie Head's 'A question of power' (1973), the Bessie Head Society, in co-operation with the Khama III Memorial Museum, held a symposium in July 2013. It took place at the Museum in Serowe, Botswana, which houses the Bessie Head archives. This issue of 'Current writing' publishes several of the papers that were presented, as well as other articles from new and well-known Head scholars. Contributions: Topographies of power and pain in 'A Question of Power' (Annie Gagiano); Head on Head, metacritically speaking: Bessie Head's epistolary critique of 'A Question of Power' (Linda-Susan Beard); 'I want to feel that I saw and thought all those things for a purpose': Bessie Head's letters to Paddy Kitchen about writing 'A Question of Power' (M.J. Daymond ); A question of madness: re-reading Bessie Head's 'A Question of Power' (Craig MacKenzie); Creative ferment: 'A Question of Power' in the 21st century: some thoughts for new readers (Gillian Stead Eilersen); Annotating Bessie Head's 'A Question of Power' (Mary S. Lederer ); Madness or mysticism? The unconscious ascetics of power and hunger (Grant Lilford); Questions of adaptation: Bessie Head's 'A Question of Power' and Ingrid Sinclair's 'Riches'. (Nyasha Mboti ); Some publishing personalia concerning Bessie Head (Stephen Gray). [ASC Leiden abstract]