At Her Feet - Offering an intriguing insight into the world of Islam from a woman's point of view, At Her Feet gives voice to six Muslim women of different ages and their response to events including an honour-killing in Jordan and everyday life in Cape Town. They examine their experiences as Muslim women both with respect to the behaviour of other practitioners of Islam, as well as at the hands of people outside of their faith. At Her Feet played to full houses around South Africa and garnered its author international acclaim. This edition includes: an introduction by the playwright, vocabulary help on the page, exam-style questions for learners, and information on the play's historical background.
Nervous Conditions - A modern classic in the African literary canon and voted in the Top Ten Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, this novel brings to the politics of decolonization theory the energy of women's rights. An extraordinarily well-crafted work, this book is a work of vision. Through its deft negotiation of race, class, gender and cultural change, it dramatizes the 'nervousness' of the 'postcolonial' conditions that bedevil us still. In Tambu and the women of her family, we African women see ourselves, whether at home or displaced, doing daily battle with our changing world with a mixture of tenacity, bewilderment and grace.
Macbeth (Stratford Series) - This series of unabridged Shakespeare titles is based on the premise that students can reach a clear understanding of their work only through a close and careful reading of the text. The commentary facing each page of the text has been designed to suggest a critical interpretation of the play.
Macbeth: Shakespeare for Southern Africa - Macbeth is a brave battle hero and loyal servant to King Duncan until he meets three witches on his return from battle, who predict that he will be king. His driving ambition fanned into flame by his power-hungry wife cause him to betray his friends and his king. He kills King Duncan in order to become king himself and then loses all sense of moral justice as he defends his ill-gotten throne. Lady Macbeth goes mad with guilt and Macbeth sees his life unravel through bad choices and the witches' deceit. Eventually Macbeth dies in battle, and peace and order are restored to Scotland when Malcolm becomes the rightful king.
Things Fall Apart - The story is the tragedy of Okonkwo, an important man in the Igbo tribe in the days when white men were first appearing on the scene ...a very simple but excellent novel'. The Observer Also available in an extended edition including essays, maps and illustrations
Things Fall Apart ( MML ) - This classic of African literature by Nigerian Chinua Achebe was originally published in 1958 and has been translated into 32 different languages. Chinua Achebe's novel shows the clash of African and European cultures in people's lives. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the changes brought about by British colonial rule. Yet, as a classic tragedy, Okonkwo's downfall results from his own character as well as from external forces. This new edition includes notes and activities, including exam practice, to help support learners. This eBook is a digital version of the printed, CAPS-approved book. Benefits of the ePUB format include: The ability to view on a desktop computer, notebook or tablet.; As learners adjust fonts, rotate and flip pages, content reflows to fit the device's screen giving the user a more flexible experience; and Learners can take notes, highlight and bookmark, and access video and audio for visual learning.
Atonement (Film Tie-In) - On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.
Hamlet (Active Shakespeare) - This series offers an approach that will encourage learners to become involved in the interactive process of these plays, whilst exposing them to the atmosphere and history of the age, in a fun and stimulating way.
Atonement SG (Macrat) - A learner-centred workbook that encourages creative thinking which enables learners to tackle exam questions with confidence. The workbook explores the plot, characters and themes in order for learners to form opinions and find substantiation in the text. Suitable for Grades 11 & 12. Suggested answers are included, however they can be supplied separately on request for bulk orders.
Hamlet SG (Macrat) - A learner-centred workbook that encourages creative thinking which enables learners to tackle exam questions with confidence. The workbook explores the plot, characters and themes in order for learners to form opinions and find substantiation in the text. Suitable for Grades 11 & 12. Suggested answers are included, however they can be supplied separately on request for bulk orders.
Purple Hibiscus - Longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes by a talented young Nigerian writer. The limits of fifteen year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her repressive and fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, and more prayer. When Nigeria begins to fall apart during a military coup, Kambili's father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to live with their aunt. In this house, full of energy and laughter, she discovers life and love - and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family. Centring on the promise of freedom and the pain and exhilaration of adolescence, Purple Hibiscus is the extraordinary debut of a remarkable new talent.