When Rain Clouds Gather

TitleWhen Rain Clouds Gather
Year for Search1968
AuthorsHead, Bessie (1937-86)
Date Published1968
PublisherVictor Gollancz
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsBotswanan author, Female author, South African author
Annotation

A novel set in Botswana that presents a village that is both described as a eutopia and is the location of an attempt to create one. As a result, the novel also indirectly discusses what might constitute utopia in the poverty of modern Africa.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. London: William Heinemann, 1972. U. S. ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969.

Author Note

The author (1937-86) was born in South Africa and lived in Botswana from 1964.

Full Text

1968 Head, Bessie (1937-86). When Rain Clouds Gather. London: Victor Gollancz. Rpt. London: William Heinemann, 1972. U. S. ed. New York: Simon & Schuster.

A novel set in Botswana that presents a village that is both described as a eutopia and is the location of an attempt to create one. As a result, the novel also indirectly discusses what might constitute utopia in the poverty of modern Africa. The female author was born in South Africa and lived in Botswana from 1964.