Raisin in the Sun - When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life.
Fahrenheit 451 - The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.The classic novel of a post-literate future `Fahrenheit 451' stands alongside Orwell's `1984' and Huxley's `Brave New World' as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity. Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - The first published novel from the controversial Nobel Prize winning Russian author of The Gulag Archipelago. In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength. First published in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, it is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man's will to prevail over relentless dehumanization. Includes an Introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko and an Afterword by Eric Bogosian
Girl from Simon's Bay - A seashell and a sealed letter form a tenuous connection to a forbidden wartime romance 1937. Simon's Town is a vibrant and diverse community in a picturesque part of the Union of South Africa. At the heart of the town is the Royal Navy port, and Louise Ahrendts, daughter of a shipbuilder, nurtures the idea that through hard work she could step beyond a destiny of domestic service. She dreams of becoming a nurse and she has the tenacity to make this dream a reality. When the Second World War breaks out and the port becomes a hub of activity, Louise's path crosses with that of Lieutenant David Horrocks. Despite the gulf in their backgrounds and the expectations facing them from family on both sides, Louise and David are determined to be together. But as the end of the war approaches and a new troubled moment of history dawns, will they find their way back to each other?
Animal Farm (Maskew Miller Edition) - This edition has been specially designed with the South African learner in mind. Historical and biographical notes put the author and his famous novel into context. Pre-reading activities give learners a methodology for approaching the story and help them anticipate the plot, characters and themes. Each chapter is followed by a chapter summary and commentary notes that draw learners' attention to the conventions of the genre - very important for assessment. Many questions refer directly to South African issues which help learners put the novel in a context they can understand. Further activities on important themes, characterisation and plot development prepare learners for their end of year exams, and practice exam papers with mark allocations and model answers provide opportunities for both summative and self-assessment.
Cambridge Checkpoint English: Coursebook 9 - The Cambridge Checkpoint English suite provides a comprehensive, structured resource which covers the Secondary 1 framework for English and seamlessly progresses into the next key stage (covered by our Cambridge IGCSE (R) First Language English series). A lively, colourful Coursebook for Stage 9, which includes activities to develop Reading and Writing skills, with integrated Speaking and Listening tasks. It contains 12 themed units with a full range of stimulus materials, including a balance of fiction and non-fiction from around the world.
Songs of Ourselves Vol 2 - This series contains poetry and prose anthologies composed of writers from across the English-speaking world. Parts of Songs of Ourselves Volume 2 are set for study in Cambridge IGCSE (R), O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English syllabuses. Following on from the popular Songs of Ourselves 1, the anthology includes work from over 100 poets, combining famous names - such as William Blake, Emily Dickinson and Les Murray - with lesser-known voices. This helps students to create fresh and interesting contrasts as they explore themes that range from nature to war.
Stories of Ourselves Vol 1 - This series contains poetry and prose anthologies composed of writers from across the English-speaking world. Parts of Stories of Ourselves Volume 1 are set for study in Cambridge IGCSE�, O Level and International AS & A Level Literature in English courses. Each short story in this collection has its own unique voice and point of view. They may differ in form, genre, style, tone and origin, but all have been chosen because of their wide appeal. Written in English by authors from different countries and cultures, the anthology includes works by Charles Dickens, H.G. Wells, Virginia Woolf, Graham Greene, V.S. Naipaul, R.K Narayan, Janet Frame, Raymond Carver, Jhumpa Lahiri, Annie Proulx and many others.
English for Success Grade 9 - This innovative Home Language series is the choice of teachers who want their learners to succeed. The content is dynamic, offering a variety of text types and extension activities. This creates opportunities for aspiring learners to excel. Literature, writing, listening and speaking as well as language skills are developed in context through studying established and contemporary extracts. This allows learners to master the language holistically. Superb planning and assessment tools enable the teacher to focus on individual learner needs. This series will develop learners' skills and challenge them to excel in their exams.
English for Success Grade 9 Reader - This innovative Home Language series is the choice of teachers who want their learners to succeed. The content is dynamic, offering a variety of text types and extension activities. This creates opportunities for aspiring learners to excel. Literature, writing, listening and speaking as well as language skills are developed in context through studying established and contemporary extracts. This allows learners to master the language holistically. Superb planning and assessment tools enable the teacher to focus on individual learner needs. This series will develop learners' skills and challenge them to excel in their exams. Features: A detailed, photocopiable year plan saves time for teachers and facilitates quality teaching. Assessment tools and rubrics in the Teacher's Guide provide clear guidelines and ready-made tools for formal assessment and exams. Includes step-by-step guidance for learners to acquire reading, writing, speaking, literature and language skills. Spelling boxes, hints, notes and techniques provide plenty support for learners to develop the required language skills for FET. A literature anthology, comprising a variety of genres, allows increased learner participation and supports extension.