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Cousins - across the seas

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Product Code: 978-1-921085-73-4

 Short stories from the countries of the Commonwealth

  edited by Glenys Acland and Ken Watson

 The British Empire, and later the Commonwealth, was responsible for spreading the English language across the world. This selection of short stories comes from the writers of many of those countries which became part of what is now the British Commonwealth.  These include:  

      • Canada
      • England
      • India
      • Jamaica
      • Malaysia and Singapore
      • New Zealand
      • Nigeria
      • Northern Ireland
      • Scotland
      • South Africa
      • Wales

The selection provides 29 stories, many by famous authors such as the Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer and the Nigerian Chinua Achebe, whose novel Things Fall Apart is the most widely read work of African literature.  As well as containing storytelling of the highest quality, the collection has the added value of providing insights into the societies from which the stories come.

There is also a Cousins Teacher’s Resource Book, by Glenys Acland, Ken Watson and Rachel Duke, which includes

  • Using response journals
  • The short story form – an introductory unit
  • Activities on  groups of stories
  • Notes and Activities on individual stories
  • Activities applicable to a range of stories
  • Notes on the authors
  • Some background notes on the literature of the Commonwealth

  

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

AFRICA

South Africa

  • Nadine Gordimer    The Moment Before the Gun Went Off                 
  • Nadine Gordimer The Ultimate Safari    

Botswana

  • Bessie Head   The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses  

Nigeria

  • Chinua Achebe  Civil Peace  
  • Ben Okri In the Shadow of War  

Zambia

  • Ellen Banda-Aaku Sozi's Box  

THE AMERICAS

Canada

  • Margaret Laurence The Loons  
  • Margaret Atwood Gertrude Talks Back  
  • W.P.Kinsella The Job  
  • David Arnason A Girl's Story  

Jamaica

  • Michael Reckord Dog Food  

Trinidad

  • Samuel Selvon The Cricket Match  

ASIA

India

  • Anita Desai   The Accompanist  
  • Paul Zacharia  The Last Show  

Singapore

  • Catherine Lim  Monster  

AUSTRALASIA

Australia

  • Tim Winton  Neighbours  
  • Gayle Kennedy Life's Good When Ya Know How  
  • Frank Moorhouse Mechanical Aptitude  
  • Dal Stivens  The Unicorn  

New Zealand

  • Janet Frame   Swans  
  • Bernard Gadd   Where to Go  
  • Bill Manhire   Flights of Angels

UNITED KINGDOM

England

  • William Sansom  The Vertical Ladder
  • Jan Mark   Feet
  • John Gordon The Place
  • Gerald Kersh  Something on His Mind
  • Denis Norden The Stars and Stripes Forever

Northern Ireland

  • Jude Collins  Travel Sickness

Scotland

  • Brian McCabe  The Face

Wales

  • Leslie Norris Snowdrops
 
 
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