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1. FONTI PRIMARIE: OPERE DI BESSIE HEAD
When Rain Clouds Gather, Oxford, Heinemann, 1986, 
Maru, Oxford, Heinemann, 1987 
A Question of Power, Oxford, Heinemann, 1974, 
The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales, Oxford, Heinemann, 1977
Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind, Oxford, Heinemann, 1981
A Bewitched Crossroad: An African Saga, Johannesburg, Donker, 1984.
Tales of Tenderness and Power, ed. Gillian Stead Eilersen, Oxford, Heinemann, 1990, 
A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings, ed. Craig Mackenzie, Oxford, Heinemann, 1990
A Gesture of Belonging: Letters from Bessie Head, 1965-1979, ed. Randolph Vigne, London: SA Writers; Porthsmouth, NH: Heinemann; Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press, 1991
The Cardinals. With Meditations and Short Stories, ed. M.J. Daymond, Oxford, Heinemann, 1995, 
|2. FONTI SECONDARIE|
Abrahams, Cecil (ed.),The Tragic Life. Bessie Head and Literature in Southern Africa, Trenton NJ, Africa World Press, 1990.
Adeola, James,In Their Own Voices: African Women Writers Talk, London, James Currey, 1990.
Appiah, Kwame Anthony, In My Father's House. Africa in the Philosophy of Culture, London, Methuen, 1992.
Beard, Linda Susan, "Bessie Head's Syncretic Fictions: The Reconceptualization of Power and the Recovery of the Ordinary", in Modern Fiction Studies, 37: 3, Autumn, 1991.
Boonzaier, Emile, "L'eredità del razzismo: la lezione dell'apartheid", in Itala Vivan (a cura di), 1996.
Brown, W.Lloyd, Women Writers in Black Africa, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1981.
Calchi Novati, Giampaolo, "La storia perduta, la storia ritrovata", in Itala Vivan (a cura di), 1996.
Campschreur, Willem, Divendal, Joost (eds.), Culture in Another South Africa, London, Zed Books, 1989.
Chapman, Michael, Southern African Literatures, London, Longman, 1996.
Cixous, Hélène, "Castration or Decapitation?", trans. Annette Kuhn, in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 7:1, 1981.
Clayton, Cherry, Women and Writing in South Africa: A Critical Anthology, London, Heinemann, 1988.
Darian Smith, Kate, Text, Theory, Space: Land Literature and History in South Africa and Australia, London, Routledge, 1994.
Daymond, M. J., "Introduction" in Bessie Head, The Cardinals: With Meditations and Short Stories, Oxford, Heinemann, 1995.
Dovey, Teresa, "A Question of Power: Susan Gardner's Biography versus Bessie Head's Autobiography", in English in Africa, 16:1, 1989.
Driver, Dorothy, "Gesture of Expatriation and Belonging", in Southern African Review of Books, September/October, 17, 1993.
Driver, Dorothy, "Drum Magazine and the Spatial Configuration of Gender", in Kate Darian Smith (ed.), Text, Theory, Space: Land Literature and History in South Africa and Australia, London, Routledge, 1994.
Eilersen Stead, Gillian, "Historical Roots and Rural African Culture as Part of Bessie Head's Frame of Reference", in Raoul Granqvist (ed.), 1993.
Eilersen Stead, Gillian, Bessie Head: Thunder Behind Her Ears, David Philip, Cape Town, 1995.
Elder, Arlene A. "Bessie Head: New Considerations, Continuing Questions", in Callaloo, 16.1, 1993.
Evasdaughter, Elizabeth, "Bessie Head's A Question of Power read as a Mariner's Guide to Paranoia", in Research in African Literatures, 20:1, Spring, 1989.
Fanon, Franz, Black Skin, White Mask, London, Pluto, 1986.
Gagiano, Annie, "Finding Foundations for Change in Bessie Head's The Cardinals", in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 31: 2, 1996.
Gardner, Susan, "Bessie Head: Production Under Drought Conditions", in Africa Insight, 15: 1, 1985.
Gardner, Susan, " 'Don't Ask for the True Story': A Memoir of Bessie Head", in Hecate, 12: 1&2, 1986.
Gover, Daniel, "The Fairy Tale and the Nighmare", in Cecil Abrahams (ed.), The Tragic Life: Bessie Head and Literature in Southern Africa, 1990.
Granqvist, Raoul (ed.), Culture in Africa. An Appeal for Pluralism, Uppsala, The Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, 1993.
Gurnah, Abdulzarack (ed.), Essays on African Writing: A Re-evaluation, Oxford, Heinemann Educational, 1993.
Horn, Annette, "Rewriting Women's Bodies: Feminine Sexuality, Madness and Memory-Work in Bessie Head's A Question of Power", in COSAW Women's Collective, Like A House on Fire. Contemporary Women's Writing, Art and Photography from South Africa, Johannesburg, COSAW, 1994.
Huma, Ibrahim, Bessie Head: Subversive Identities in Exile, Charlottesville and London, University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Lewis, Desiree, "The Cardinals and Bessie Head's Allegories of Self", in World Literature Today: South African Literature in Transition, 70: 1, Winter, 1996.
Lorenz, P. H., "Colonization and the Feminine in Bessie Head's A Question of Power", in Modern Fiction Studies, 37: 3, Autumn, 1991.
Mackenzie, Craig Clayton, Cherry (eds.), Between the Lines, Interviews with Bessie Head, Sheila Roberts, Ellen Kuzwayo, Miriam Tlali, Grahamstown, NELM, 1989.
Mackenzie, Craig & Woeber, Catherine, Bessie Head: A Bibliography, Grahamstown, NELM, 1992.
Mackenzie, Craig, "Allegiance and Alienation in the Novels of Bessie Head", in Abdulzarack Gurnah (ed.), Essays on African Writing: A Re-evaluation, Oxford, Heinemann Educational, 1993.
Mbiti, John S., African Religion and Philosophy, London, Heinemann, 1969.
Ngcobo, Lauretta, "Apartheid South Africa: Through Women's Eyes", in Third World Quaterly, 10: 1, January, 1989.
Ngugi, Wa Thiong'o, Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, Oxford, James Currey, 1986.
Nixon, Bob, Homelands, Harlem and Hollywood, South African Culture and the World Beyond, New York, Routledge, 1994.
Nkosi, Lewis, Tasks and Masks: Themes and Styles of African Literatures, Harlow, Longman, 1981.
Ola, Virginia, "Power and the Question of Good and Evil in Bessie Head's Novels", in Cecil Abrahams (ed.), The Tragic Life: Bessie Head and Literature in Southern Africa, Trenton, NJ, Africa World Press, 1990.
Ravenscroft, Arthur, "The Novels of Bessie Head", in Christopher Heywood (ed.), Aspects of South African Literature, London, Heinemann, 1976.
Rose, Jacqueline, "On the 'Universality' of Madness: Bessie Head's A Question of Power", in Critical Inquiry, 20, Spring, 1994.
Simonse, Simon, "African Literature Between Nostalgia and Utopia: African Novels since 1953 in the Light of the Modes-of-Production-Approach", Research in African Literatures, 13: 4, !982.
Thompson, Leonard, The Politycal Mythology of Apartheid, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1985.
Trinh T. Minh-ha, Woman, Native, Other, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 1989.
Tucker, Margaret E., " 'A Nice-Time Girl' Strikes Back: An Essay on Bessie Head's A Question of Power", in Research in African Literatures, 19: 2, Summer, 1988.
Vivan, Itala (a cura di), Il nuovo Sudafrica. Dalle strettoie dell'apartheid alle complessità della democrazia, Scandicci, La Nuova Italia, 1996.
Vivan, Itala, "Gli scrittori sudafricani nella transizione verso il nuovo", in Itala Vivan (a cura di), 1996