Category Archives: Literature in Englsih

The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind


The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind “The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind” was written during the Cold War, a period of intense rivalry between the United States and the former Soviet Union that shaped the politics in the second half of the twentieth century. During this time, each action by one country-the creation of a weapon, the launching of a […]

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The Jade Peony

jade peony

Little Gems of Literature: Holiday reading for Grade 8,9,10 & 11 with bunpeiris in April, August & December at Kandana  0777 1000 60 The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy   When Grandmama died at 83 our whole household held its breath. She had promised us a sign her leaving, final proof that her present life had ended well. My parents […]

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New Directions


 Little Gems of Literature: Holiday reading for Grade 8,9,10 and 11 with bunpeiris in April, August & December at Kandana.  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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Destiny: Homer & Shakespeare

Odysseus slaying the suitors

Homer and Shakespeare “Short is the life of man, just like the dew-drop on the tip of a blade of grass; a bubble appearing on the water when rain falls; a line drawn on water with a stick; a mountain stream; a lump of spittle on the tip of the tongue; a piece of meat thrown into an extremely hot iron […]

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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 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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