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The political situation in South Africa has altered the chilling realities described in Cry, the Beloved Country, but more teachers than ever are requesting it. Clearly, a compelling narrative with strong characters and a commentary about injustice has a life independent of the historical condition…

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In Born a Crime, actor and comedian Trevor Noah reflects on his youth in South Africa through eighteen personal essays, beginning with his birth during the dark days of apartheid. Students from all backgrounds will find Noah’s hilarious accounts of his childhood antics and awkward high school…

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This book contains 18 folk tales from Africa to delight young readers & listeners. These 18 African stories are excellent either for reading aloud in class or for students to read themselves. Through understanding these tales, students can compare the African culture to their own. A great way to…

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This program analyzes the impact Chinua Achebe and his writings have had on world literature, as well as his influence as an editor and a spokesman for a generation of African writers. In it, Dr. Achebe and others discuss the characterization, social implications, and levels of interpretation of…

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The first chapter of Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel starts in eighteenth-century Africa and follows the lives of two half-sisters, one sent to America as a slave and the other raised free in Africa. Each chapter alternates between the sisters’ families and follows a new generation for over 200…

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Growing up in Malawi, one of Africa’s most underdeveloped nations, the ever-curious William Kamkwamba dreamed of studying science in a prestigious boarding school. But the 2002 Malawian famine forced William to drop out and help his family survive. Undeterred by the challenges set before him,…

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Kaffir Boy is the autobiography of Mark Mathabane. The story explains his rise from despair and segregation in South Africa during Apartheid. Through education and determination, he is able to make something of himself and even become a well—known tennis player. This book is eligible for…

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…farmer, champion wrestler, and a title-holder among his people. With the arrival of the white man in Africa, many of the traditional values he cherishes are crushed. Chinua Achebe was one of Africa's preeminent novelists, and this novel is considered his masterpiece. In blending one man's personal…

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…farmer, champion wrestler, and a title-holder among his people. With the arrival of the white man in Africa, many of the traditional values he cherishes are crushed. Chinua Achebe was one of Africa's preeminent novelists, and this novel is considered his masterpiece. In blending one man's personal…

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Chinua Achebe is one of Africa's preeminent novelists, and Things Fall Apart is considered his masterpiece. In blending one man's personal tragedy with that of an entire culture, Achebe deals with themes that will resonate with every reader: the clash of traditional culture with new values, family…

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…by Sarah Orne Jewett* Paul's Case by Willa Cather* Tobermory by Saki* Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson* On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley* Mending Wall by Robert Frost* Mother Night by James Weldon Johnson* Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen The item…

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…by Sarah Orne Jewett* Paul's Case by Willa Cather* Tobermory by Saki* Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson* On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley* Mending Wall by Robert Frost* Mother Night by James Weldon Johnson* Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen The item…

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