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