Anyone who reads Bessie Head's short story ''Looking For A Rain God'', would be greatly impressed with her description of the land and its surrounding. Her articulate use of language and subtle expressions makes the story very alive, vivid and worth reading. The story unfolds around a village with watering places of greenery and seasonal blooms, where goats produced milk which the villagers used in their porridge. The villagers also planted a variety of crops when the rain fell. But a seven year drought turned the land hard, dry and moisture free and no more suitable for farming and agriculture. In this story, she explains how the fear of starvation, leads a family to turn to banned and illegal, age old practices to bring about rain to a parched and dry land.The tragic, ritual killings of the two little girls, Neo and Boseyong, by their father, Ramadi and their grandfather, Mokgobja, was a plot hatched by Mokgobja, who couldn't bear to hear the long wailing and mourning of the girls' mother, Tiro and their aunt Nesta. Ultimately, the mother of the girls breaks down and confesses to the ritual killing of her two daughters by her husband and her father.The two men are brought to justice by receiving the death penalty. However, the story doesn't end there for the sorrow of the deaths of the children still lives with the villagers. Quote ''All the people who had lived off the crops knew in their hearts that only a hair''s breath had saved them from a fate similar to that of the Mokgobja family.'' Unquote.