AWS: When Rain Clouds Gather Classics
Author: Bessie Head
Published: June 2008
Format: Paperback 185 pages
Level: Age 11 and above
A classic novel that is a must-read for anyone interested in African literature
In the heart of rural Botswana, the poverty stricken village of Golema Mmidi is a haven to exiles from far and wide. A South African political refugee and an Englishman join forces to revolutionise the villagers traditional farming methods, but their task is fraught with hazards as the pressures of tradition, opposition from the local chief and the unrelenting climate threaten to divide and devastate the fragile community.