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AWS Classics Maru

by Bessie Head

Part of the Heinemann African Writers Series: Classics Series

AWS Classics Maru Synopsis

Maru is the moving tale of an orphaned Masarwa girl who goes to teach in a remote village in Botswana where her own people are kept as slaves. Her presence polarises a community which does not see Masarwa people as human, and condemns her to the lonely life of an outcast. Bessie Head was one of the best-known writers in Africa, whose works were mostly inspired by her own traumatic life experiences as an outcast in Apartheid South African society. This edition of Maru includes an introduction by Stephen Gray, former Head of English at the University of Johannesburg.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780435913588
Publication date: 20th June 2008
Author: Bessie Head
Publisher: Heinemann an imprint of Pearson Education Limited
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 120 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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