Description : A collection of short stories from Africa covering a range of subjects, from the conflict between traditional and new ways of life and values, to the role of women in society. The main introduction provides a background for discussion, as well as ideas for students to use in their own writing.
Description : The rain god is angry - someone has stolen the sacrifice. Kabo is blamed, and threatened with death. How can he prove that he is innocent? And how can he prevent war between the villages?
Description : Cambridge Skills for Fluency is a learner-centred range of materials designed specifically to develop students' fluency and confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The books are at four levels from pre-intermediate through to advanced and are suitable for use as supplementary texts or as core texts on skills development courses. Each book in the Cambridge Skills for Fluency series: promotes fluency by presenting a wide variety of both old and new topics in creative and imaginative ways * genuinely engages students' interest and encourages them to share personal reactions and opinions fluently * focuses on a particular skill but the other skills are integrated in a way that reflects real life use of language * contains twenty units designed to take about an hour of class time, a detailed contents map and brief teaching notes.
Description : One of the foremost African writers of our time, who dispelled the silence between colonial and feminist discourses by "talking back", Bessie Head at last gets her due in this first book-length, comprehensive study of her work. This book locates Head's unquestionable importance in the canon of African literature. Author Huma Ibrahim argues that unless we are able to look at the merging of women's sexual and linguistic identity with their political and gendered identity, the careful configurations created in Head's work will elude us. Ibrahim offers a series of thoughtful readings informed by feminist, diasporan, postcolonial, and poststructuralist insights and concerns. She identifies a theme she calls "exilic consciousness" - the desire to belong - and traces its manifestations through each phase of Head's work, showing how "women's talk" - a marginalized commodity in the construction of southern Africa - is differently embodied and evaluated. Bessie Head's works are frequently featured in courses in African literature, third-world literature, and fiction writing, but there is little critical material on them. Ibrahim offers readings of Head's novels When Rain Clouds Gather, Maru, and A Question of Power, as well as the collections Tales of Tenderness and Power, A Collector of Treasures, A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings, and The Cardinals, the histories Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind and A Bewitched Crossroad, and her letters to Robert Vigne collected in A Gesture of Belonging. In Head's exploration of oppressed people, especially women and those in exile, Ibrahim finds startling insights into institutional power relations. Head not only subverts Western hegemonic notions ofthe third-world woman but offers a critique of postcoloniality.
Description : Pratique de l'analyse de textes pour les étudiants des classes préparatoires, de DEUG d'anglais et de lettres modernes et pour les candidats au CAPES d'anglais et de lettres modernes. Douze textes courts et complets de provenance et de style divers, des questions guides pour la lecture critique avec, pour la moitié des textes, des réponses. Une partie méthodologique et théorique suit l'analyse de ces textes.