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WhenRainCloudsGather

ChapterSevenQuestions

1. WhatdotheBotswanawomendo?

2. InwhatwayisPaulinSebesorude?

3. Theyfollowedtheleadershipof_____________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________with

4. Itwasasthough_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________individuals

5. Inrelationtoquestionfourandtherestofnovelthusfar,howcanweunderstandBessieHeadas
promotingfeminism*?

Thebeliefthatwomenandmenshouldhaveequalsocial,economic,sexual,andpoliticalrights.

6. InWhenRainCloudsGatherHeadtriedtoshowustheinjusticedonetowomenbythesociety.Women
werenotsupposedtoutterawordinameetingofbothmenandwomen.WhenMakhayaaddressed
themashisequalsthewomenwereamazedbecauseitwasunheardof.MmaMillipedeisrepresented
asastrongpersonwhohelpedyoungerpeopletoleadbetterlives.ShehelpedMakhayatohavefaith
andliveanewlife.ThispositiveimageoffemalesshowsusthatHeadwantedwomentobecourageous
andhelpful.
(extractfromhttp://www.thuto.org/englishold/bessiehead/eng45303/bhfmnsm.htm)
HowdoesPaulinafitintothisspectrumasanindependentwoman?

7. PaulinawasnotlikethewomenofGolemaMmidi,althoughshehadbeenbornintotheirkindof
worldandfedon_____________________________________________________________________________________mother

8. GeorgethoughtthateverythingGilbertdidseemed__________________________________________acceptable

9. DiscusswhyyouthinkPaulinafoundMakhayasofascinating?

10. GilbertandMmaMillipedeshareda_______________________________________________________________________

11. ExplainthetwotypesofrelationshipsasidentifiedbyMmaMillipede
a.

b.

12. Withreferencetoyourgrowingunderstandingoftribalism,explainthisquoteandwhatitentails:
AmIexactlythesameasmyneighbour?

13. Mariaisunderstoodastwotypesofwomen:

14. YourenotDinoregosdaughteranymore,ExplainwhythisquoteisoutofcharacterforGilbert

15. InthischapterwebegintogainaninsightintoBotswanafromawomansperspective.Weleave
Makhayaforachapterinordertotackledifferentissues.Areanyoftheissuesraisedresolved?