8 Ibrahim Huma, Bessie Head: Subversive Identities in Exile, Charlottesville and London, University Press of Virginia, 1996, p.3.

It is through the explosion of the individual's political and personal identity as it comes into being through writing, in part, an autobiography that Head is able to unfix the 'fixity' of Third World women's identity. In other words, the autobiographical gesture creates dimensions of identity that have been frozen and fixed through stereotypes of the Third World woman's condition.

 

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