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Bessie Head : (Record no. 197355)

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LC control number 96017170
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Transcribing agency DLC
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015 ## - NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY NUMBER
National bibliography number GB97-4879
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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0813916852 (cloth : alk. paper)
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780813916859 (cloth : alk. paper)
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)34553531
Canceled/invalid control number (OCoLC)36351643
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050 00 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number PR9369.3.H4
Item number Z72 1996
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 823
Edition number 20
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OCLC library identifier UKM
System control number b9704879
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OCLC library identifier NLGGC
System control number 171408039
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OCLC library identifier YDXCP
System control number 1289454
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OCLC library identifier NZ1
System control number 4414785
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OCLC library identifier AU@
System control number 000012832818
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OCLC library identifier HEBIS
System control number 073316687
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OCLC library identifier GEBAY
System control number 2709343
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Ibrahim, Huma.
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Bessie Head :
Medium [electronic resource]
Remainder of title subversive identities in exile /
Statement of responsibility, etc Huma Ibrahim.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Charlottesville :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc University Press of Virginia,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 1996.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent ix, 252 p. ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249) and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc One of the foremost African writers of our time, who dispelled the silence between colonial and feminist discourses by "talking back," Bessie Head at last gets her due in this first book-length, comprehensive study of her work. This book locates Head's unquestionable importance in the canon of African literature. Author Huma Ibrahim argues that unless we are able to look at the merging of women's sexual and linguistic identity with their political and gendered identity, the careful configurations created in Head's work will elude us. Ibrahim offers a series of thoughtful readings informed by feminist, diasporan, postcolonial, and poststructuralist insights and concerns. She identifies a theme she calls "exilic consciousness" - the desire to belong - and traces its manifestations through each phase of Head's work, showing how "women's talk" - a marginalized commodity in the construction of southern Africa - is differently embodied and evaluated.
520 8# - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc Bessie Head's works are frequently featured in courses in African literature, third-world literature, and fiction writing, but there is little critical material on them. Ibrahim offers readings of Head's novels When Rain Clouds Gather, Maru, and A Question of Power, as well as the collections Tales of Tenderness and Power, A Collector of Treasures, A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings, and The Cardinals, the histories Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind and A Bewitched Crossroad, and her letters to Robert Vigne collected in A Gesture of Belonging. In Head's exploration of oppressed people, especially women and those in exile, Ibrahim finds startling insights into institutional power relations. Head not only subverts Western hegemonic notions of the third-world woman but offers a critique of postcoloniality.
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Head, Bessie,
Dates associated with a name 1937-1986
General subdivision Criticism and interpretation.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Feminism and literature
Geographic subdivision Africa, Southern
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Women and literature
Geographic subdivision Africa, Southern
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
651 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name Africa, Southern
General subdivision In literature.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Exile (Punishment) in literature.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Decolonization in literature.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Social norms in literature.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Exiles in literature.
600 16 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Head, Bessie,
Dates associated with a name 1937-
General subdivision Critique et interprétation.
650 #6 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Féminisme et littérature
Geographic subdivision Afrique australe
General subdivision Histoire
Chronological subdivision 20e siècle.
650 #6 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Femmes et littérature
Geographic subdivision Afrique australe
General subdivision Histoire
Chronological subdivision 20e siècle.
650 #6 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Décolonisation dans la littérature.
650 #6 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Exilés dans la littérature.
650 #6 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Afrique australe dans la littérature.
600 17 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Head, Bessie.
Source of heading or term swd
651 #7 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name Südafrika <Staat>
Source of heading or term swd
856 41 - ELECTRONIC LOCATION AND ACCESS
Uniform Resource Identifier <a href="http://www.archive.org/details/bessieheadsubver00ibra">http://www.archive.org/details/bessieheadsubver00ibra</a>
Public note Free eBook from the Internet Archive
856 42 - ELECTRONIC LOCATION AND ACCESS
Uniform Resource Identifier <a href="http://www.openlibrary.org/books/OL979731M">http://www.openlibrary.org/books/OL979731M</a>
Public note Additional information and access via Open Library
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Koha item type E-BOOKS

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