This well known trusted anthology of classic poetry has been compiled for GCSE and Standard Grade. Published specifically with higher attaining students in mind, it is also a superb introduction to studying poetry at the A Level or higher.
This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school.
The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic’s Award as Best Play of the Year, it has been hailed as a “pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” by Newsweek and “a milestone in the American Theatre.” by Ebony.
A Raisin in the Sun is a classic American play: a groundbreaking 1950s civil rights drama and has a strong claim to be the greatest play of the black American experience. Deeply committed to the black struggle for equality and human rights, Lorraine Hansberry’s brilliant career as a writer was cut short by her death when she was only 34. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Hansberry was the youngest and the first black writer to receive this award. She was also the first person to be called ‘young, gifted and black’. The play is set in south side Chicago, where Walter Lee, a black chauffeur, dreams of a better life, and hopes to use his father’s life insurance money to open a liquor store. Humane and heart-rending, the play depicts characters and a whole society with complexity and reality. This Student Edition features expert and helpful annotation, including a scene-by-scene summary, a detailed commentary on the dramatic, social and political context, and on the themes, characters, language and structure of the play, as well as a list of suggested reading and questions for further study and a review of performance history.
“In folk stories, magic drums, ghosts, obedient and disobedient children, heros, tricksters and birds that assume human form hold sway in a world where poetic justice always brings about a satisfactory ending. This is the patrimony of childhood and the stuff of ‘An Evening in Guanima.’ ”
A tribute to Cat Island, Bahamas the author’s birthplace, these stories recount the adventures of Bouki and Rabbi, Jack and B’er Debbil and other fascinating characters in wry metaphor and hilarious dialogue.
Here is a collection of Bahamiana that will fascinate the non-Bahamian and will represent a homecoming for the people in the Bahama islands.
Chained to the hold of a slave ship bound for the Caribbean, a terrified young girl’s only comfort is the voice of a woman she can’t see. She is told ‘Anansi stories’, tales of the crafty spider whose cunning and humorous tricks give the girl the resilience and wit she needs to survive.
Have you ever wanted to climb a tree to see the hilarious action played out in the public square?
** Get this incredibly funny book by Bahamian Author & Playwright Dr. Susan J. Wallace**
This book gives you a behind the scenes view that will have you laughing and talking back to the characters as though you were a part of the script…
BACK HOME includes:
An illustrated collection of plays, short stories, and poems featuring many aspects of Bahamian life, from the collection of the legendary storyteller, Dr. Susan J. Wallace.
Its appeal lies in the wide range of subjects used, and also in the author’s easy to read, thought-provoking writing style.
Each story depicts the life and culture of Bahamians during the late 60’s, and it does so in a colourful manner, with the author’s usual sense of humour.
While a staple in classrooms around The Bahamas BACK HOME is a must have book for anyone interested in learning about the Bahamian culture and having a good ole’ belly laugh at the same time. This book will give you all of the tools you need to achieve excellent literature results for your homeschooler, drama team, youth organizations and even adult literacy programs…
A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America’s beloved storyteller. One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis.
Set in Belize, Beka Lamb is the record of a few months in the life of Beka and her family. The politics of the small colony, the influence of the matriarchal society and the dominating presence of the Catholic Church are woven into the fabric of the story to provide a compelling portrait of ordinary life in Belize.
A Fantasy Novel for Middle-grades and Adults like pioneers on their way to the Oregon Territory are forced to leave many of their priceless possessions along a wagon trail at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. When the trail is abandoned, the powerful dreams and emotions tied up in these lost treasures cause a great rift, and all the artifacts and prairie animals in the vicinity vanish. THE AMAZING JOURNEY BEGINS MANY YEARS LATER when the shepherd dog “Bones” chases a deer through a mysterious passageway that suddenly opens between two ancient trees on either side of the wagon trail. Inside this other dimension, the two animals find a storybook world and are transformed into creatures who think and speak like the pioneers who migrated along the same trail. Explore this “Enchantment” with “Billy Bones” and learn of his unique psychic powers. Run with the dog and the deer in the exciting races during the Grand Fair and take sides when a rising controversy concerning the ancient human artifacts threatens to tear the little society apart.
From the author of The BFG and Matilda! Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!