This site, hosted by Emory University, provides biographical
information about the celebrated African author, Bessie Head.
Based on the information given in this site, what life experiences
might Head have drawn from in writing "Chief Sekoto Holds
Court"? Record your thoughts in the Web
Links Activity Log.
Rights Violations: Apartheid
This Stanford Universityhosted site discusses the history of
apartheid in South Africa. Included is a helpful table of statistics
from the late 1970s. After reading through this material, discuss
with a small group of classmates how the life and work of Bessie
Head (a "colored" South African woman) might have been affected
by the system of apartheid.