Category Archives: Literature in Englsih

New Directions

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 Little Gems of Literature: Holiday reading for Grade 8,9,10 and 11 with bunpeiris in April, August & December at Kandana. bunpeiris@gmail.com  0777 1000 60 New Directions by Maya Angelou  In 1903 the late Mrs. Annie Johnson of Arkansas found herself with two toddling sons, very little money, a slight ability to read and add simple numbers. To this picture add a disastrous […]

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Teaching & Learning Literature

 Teaching & Learning Literature REQUIREMENTS, APPRECIATIONS AND EXPERIENCES  by bunpeiris Stories tell us how to live. Literature being all about us, the human race; being trained upon of the tragicomedy of the lonely race with intelligent aliens yet to be found for company; being homed in on the march of folly throughout their millenniums of history; being bullseyed on the human condition, to introduce this man-made treasure […]

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1001 Arabian Nights: Richard Burton’s Foreword

  1001 Arabian Nights: Richard Burton’s Foreword Following Forward to the 1001 Arabian Nights by its illustrious translator Richard F. Burton is reproduced herein by the kind cortesy of The Dunyazad Digital Library www.dunyazad-library.net This work, labourious as it may appear, has been to me a labour of love, an unfailing source of solace and satisfaction. During my long years […]

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Chinua Achebe’s Times

Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe’s Times Engagement and Estrangement Chinua Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite, by Terri Ochiagha Willy Maley on an ‘Eton of the East’ in Nigeria that inadvertently inspired a generation of writers At a time when UK higher education managers talk of “internationalisation” and “world-changing research” while limiting participation and undermining the arts and […]

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