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Success Story: Bessie Head

Tuesday, 3rd Feb 2015

In 1950 a young lady, Bessie Head was placed at St Monica’s Home, Hillary by the Courts. Bessie Head achieved International notoriety as a Journalist, Political Activist, and author of 30 Books

The Main Libraries in Pietermaritzburg  (The Natal Society Library and the Msundusi Municipal Library) were amalgamated in a brand new building situated in Church Street and named   -  THE BESSIE HEAD LIBRARY in July 2007.

WHO WAS BESSIE HEAD?
This forms part of another collection of papers being prepared

We are thankful to Clive Herron a parishioner from the parish of St Cyprians for compiling the above information.