For my Reading Africa project in May, I read When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head. This is the copy I have and contains another of her works, Maru.
Thanks to this incredible novel, Reading Botswana was one of my favourite experiences of this project. Happy reading!
More about the novel from my post on Reading Botswana:
Reading Botswana through When Rain Clouds Gather is probably one of my top Reading Africa experiences. Bessie Head’s debut novel is a page-turner that feels natural and realistic. I started out seeing Botswana as an expanse of land; When Rain Clouds Gather did not introduce me to Gaborone and other cities but it did something more important: it populated Botswana with characters I can identify with. And that’s really what Reading Africa is about.