Stories from Many Cultures
Edited by Beverley Naidoo, Chris Donovan and Alun Hicks
These sixteen tales by new and internationally-known writers reveal the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of writing in English today. The stories engage and challenge as well as offering a variety of forms, settings, contexts, characters, themes and language. A truly multicultural collection.
Contents Focus on plot An Astrologer's Day - R K Narayan The Pieces of Silver - Karl Sealy Focus on character Crime and Punishment - RK Narayan Warrior Woman & The Easter Hat - Nancy Chong Focus on setting Kill to Eat - Oodgeroo Nunukul What Do You Do in Winter? - Marion Strachan The Steel Windpipe - Mikhail Bulgakov Focus on content The Gold Cadillac - Mildred D Taylor Poinsettias - Beverley Naidoo Robert and the Dog - Ken Saro-Wiwa The Man - E B Dongala Focus on language Why Apes Look Like People - Julius Lester Full Stop - Alecia McKenzie The Escape - Millie Murray Focus on theme Circus Cat Alley Cat - Anita Desai More than just the Disease - Bernard MacLaverty
I love this book of short stories, beautifully written, carefully selected, fruitfully placed alongside each other. The stories will open up aspects of the wider world to anyone who reads them…The editors have provided very valuable notes on the authors, and ways of working with the stories… A must for the school library, and every English department should have a set.
– The School Librarian, UK
Used in the Oxford & Cambridge Examinations and Assessment Council International GCSE syllabus 1999 –