- Subject(s):English Literature
- Author(s):Christopher O'Reilly, John Smart, Pamela Bickley, Ian Brinton, Stephen Siddall
- Available from: April 2001
Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres.
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This book encompasses experiences of the British Empire such as life in Nigeria before the arrival of the British, through to the British retreat from the Empire after the Second World War and on to reggae and ‘dub’ beats of black British poetry today. Includes writing from Indian, African, South African and Caribbean authors such as Salman Rushdie, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee and Derek Walcott.
Each title includes a wide-ranging yet carefully levelled introductory discussion of a literary period, genre or theme, to provide students with an excellent introduction to an area of literature.
Helps students to address the new assessment objective 4 ('demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received') - worth up to 35% of the A level qualification under new guidelines.
Discussion questions and end-of-section tasks offer an invaluable resource for self study as well as helpful exam preparation.
A mini-anthology of texts and extracts saves teachers time searching for appropriate 'wider reading' texts.
- 1. Approaching post-colonial writing
- 2. Approaching the texts
- 3. Texts and extracts
- 4. Critical approaches
- 5. Resources.
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