Kgotla by Bessie Head

Kgotla – Bessie Head Kgotla by Bessie Head we have the theme modernity, tradition, change, struggle, jealousy, insecurity and acceptance. from her The Collector Treasures collection the is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the the story the realises that Head may be the theme modernity and change. The Kgotla is not as popular among the young that live in the village. They appear to be more concerned modernity and following the new bureaucratic customs that are alien to those who meet at the Kgotla. If anything things appear to be changing in Kelapile and Thatayarona’s world. Which may be the point that Head is attempting to make. She may be suggesting that things are changing in Botswana as a whole and not only it comes to the Kgotla. However it is interesting that it comes to ’s affairs the Kgotla still has jurisdiction. Which might suggest that tradition still has its place. What also makes the reader feel as though tradition is being followed is that fact that Rose’s family received cattle from Gobosamang as part […]

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