When Rain Clouds Gather & Maru

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WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER & MARU
by Bessie Head
published by Virago

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The poverty-stricken village of Golema Mmidi, in the heart of rural Botswana, offers a haven to the exiles gathered there. Makhaya, a political refugee from South Africa, becomes involved with an English agricultural expert and the villagers as they struggle to upgrade their traditional farming methods with modern techniques. The pressures of tradition, the opposition of the local chief, and, above all, the harsh climate threaten to bring tragedy to the community, but strangely, there remains a hope for the future.

- paperback: 352 pages
- product dimensions: 133 x 200 mm
- ISBN: 9781844086221