A Question of Power by Bessie Head

"A Question of Power" explores the life of Elizabeth, a mixed-race South African woman who moves to a village in Botswana to escape the apartheid regime of her home country. The novel delves into her struggle with mental illness, as she experiences vivid, often terrifying hallucinations. These episodes are deeply symbolic, reflecting her internal battles with power, gender, race, and colonialism. The narrative provides a profound examination of the human psyche and the impact of social and political oppression on mental health.

The 1085th greatest book of all time


Published
1973
Nationality
Botswanan
Type
Fiction
Pages
192-215
Words
47,000
Original Language
English

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