Reviews were tentative but respectful. Paddy Kitchen
praised the novel in the New Statesman.
Eilersen, Gillian Stead. Bessie Head. Wits University Press, 2007.
's Times obituary called it powerful and disturbing, and her biographer Eilersen
called it her greatest novel....
's biographer Gillian Stead Eilersen
called this painful story one of the earliest examples of applying the records and tools of white scholarship and research to relate southern African history from the point of...
's Tales of Tenderness and Power, edited by Gillian Stead Eilersen
, was published in Britain the year after its posthumous appearance in Johannesburg.