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A Question Of Power by Bessie Head
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Elizabeth has left her husband and South Africa to live in Botswana with her son. In Botswana she begins to have some sort of mental breakdown.

The points where we are experiencing her delusions with her are sometimes confusing. The rest is easily read. I'm not sure if that's intentional. I'm not sure if the events that occur in her not so lucid moments have greater meaning (beyond the nature of good and evil). I'm curious about Bessie Head's thoughts on homosexuality.

I like Elizabeth's introspection. I like how she credits her friends for saving her or pulling her out of herself with their simple acts.

I don't know that I can rate this book on the GoodReads scale. I finished it a couple of days ago but I'm still processing it. At some point in time I may read it again.
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Quotes Nina Liked

Bessie Head
“It seemed to be a makeshift replacement for love, absenting oneself from stifling atmospheres, because love basically was a torrential storm of feeling; it thrived only in partnership with laughing generosity and truthfulness.”
Bessie Head, A Question of Power
tags: love

Reading Progress

December 15, 2012 – Started Reading
December 15, 2012 – Shelved
December 31, 2012 – Finished Reading

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