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Showing 1 - 25 of 102 matches in Language & Literature

The Road to Mecca (Paperback, Main): Athol Fugard The Road to Mecca (Paperback, Main)
Athol Fugard 2
R190 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R60 (32%) Within 4 - 8 working days

This book features a South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow. The play won the 1988 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

An Introduction To Scholarship - Building Academic Skills For Tertiary Study (Paperback): Cheryl Siewierski An Introduction To Scholarship - Building Academic Skills For Tertiary Study (Paperback)
Cheryl Siewierski 1
R329 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R110 (33%) In stock

An Introduction To Scholarship offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.

Features:

  • A scenario or case study relevant to the problems discussed in the chapter Margin glosses of difficult or new vocabulary
  • Short explanations of theory and examples, followed by practical, guided activities
  • A range of response and comprehension questions, as well as more challenging, higher order cognitive questions
  • Links to practical activities and assessments on the Learning Zone
  • A final question that encourages students to think critically about what they have covered, and how it integrates with their studies in general
Coconut (Paperback): Kopano Matlwa Coconut (Paperback)
Kopano Matlwa 3
R195 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R16 (8%) In stock

An important rumination on youth in modern-day South Africa, this haunting debut novel tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities.

The rich and pampered Ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy Fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgiving than she expected.

These two stories artfully come together to illustrate the weight of history upon a new generation in South Africa.

Navigating Information Literacy (Paperback, 5th Edition): Theo Bothma, Erica Cosijn, Ina Fourie, Cecilia Penzhorn Navigating Information Literacy (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Theo Bothma, Erica Cosijn, Ina Fourie, Cecilia Penzhorn
R450 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R100 (22%) In stock

Navigating Information Literacy captures a range of skills and topics essential for students who intend positioning themselves in academic or workplace environments that are globally connected and competitive.

The clear, well-structured and informative text leads the reader through all aspects of information literacy and provides practical advice and relevant examples from a variety of international contexts.

Working With Texts - A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Ronald Carter, Maggie Bowring,... Working With Texts - A Core Introduction to Language Analysis (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Ronald Carter, Maggie Bowring, Angela Goddard, Danuta Reah, Keith Sanger, … 1
R320 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R91 (28%) In stock

Working with Texts is a well established textbook that introduces students to the main principles of language analysis, through contemporary text examples. Covering a wide range of language areas, the book uses an interactive, activity-based approach to support students' understanding of language structure and variety.

The third edition includes: new material on analyzing sound; an updated range of texts, including literary extracts, advertisements, newspaper articles, comic book strips, excerpts from popular comedy sketches, political speeches, telephone discourse, and internet chat; new extension work to support student-directed study; detailed suggestions after each unit for further reading within the Intertext series as a whole; and an updated list of URLs.

Introduction to English literary studies (Paperback): D Byrne, G. Kane, R. Scheepers Introduction to English literary studies (Paperback)
D Byrne, G. Kane, R. Scheepers 1
R323 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R74 (23%) In stock
Raisin in the Sun (Paperback, Reprinted edition): Lorraine Hansberry Raisin in the Sun (Paperback, Reprinted edition)
Lorraine Hansberry
R134 R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Save R32 (24%) In stock

When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New York Times.

Seasons come to pass (Paperback, 3rd ed): H. Moffett Seasons come to pass (Paperback, 3rd ed)
H. Moffett 4
R312 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R71 (23%) In stock
When Rain Clouds Gather & Maru (Paperback): Bessie Head When Rain Clouds Gather & Maru (Paperback)
Bessie Head; Introduction by Helen Oyeyemi 2
R195 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R62 (32%) In stock

When Rainclouds Gather
Escaping South Africa and his troubled past, Makehaya crosses the border to Botswana, in the hope of leading a peaceful, purposeful life. In the village of Golema Mmidi he meets Gilbert, a charismatic Englishman who is trying to modernise farming methods to benefit the community. The two outsiders join forces, but their task is fraught with hazards: opposition from the corrupt chief, the pressures of tradition, and the unrelenting climate ever threaten to bring tragedy.

Maru
Margaret, an orphan from a despised tribe, has lived her life under the loving protection of a missionary's wife. She has only to open her mouth to cause confusion, for her education and English accent do not fit her looks. When she accepts her first teaching post, in a remote village, Margaret is befriended by Dikeledi, sister of Maru the chief-in-waiting. Despite making influential friends, Margaret faces prejudice even from the children she teaches, and her presence causes Maru and his best friend - also Dikeledi's lover - to become sworn enemies.

A Room of One's Own (Paperback, New Ed): Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own (Paperback, New Ed)
Virginia Woolf
R133 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R23 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics, ranging in its themes from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to the silent fate of Shakespeare's gifted (imaginary) sister and the effects of poverty and sexual constraint on female creativity. Three Guineas was published almost a decade later and breaks new ground in its discussion of men, militarism and women's attitudes towards war. These two pieces reveal Virginia Woolf's fiery spirit and sophisticated wit and confirm her status as a highly inspirational essayist.

Waiting For The Barbarians (Paperback): J. M. Coetzee Waiting For The Barbarians (Paperback)
J. M. Coetzee
R198 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R43 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

For decades the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the barbarians and the Empire, whose servant he is. But when the interrogation experts arrive, he is jolted into sympathy with the victims and into a quixotic act of rebellion which lands him in prison, branded as an enemy of the state. Waiting for the Barbarians is an allegory of oppressor and oppressed. Not just a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times, the Magistrate is an analogue of all men living in complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency.

Die Dag Toe Ek My Hare Losgemaak Het (Afrikaans, Paperback): Willemien Brummer Die Dag Toe Ek My Hare Losgemaak Het (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Willemien Brummer
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Within 7 - 15 working days

Die kortverhale in hierdie bundel beeld op treffende en insiggewende wyse, en plek-plek met die gebruik van sprokies, die karakter Mia se grootwordervarings uit – in Kaapstad en op die familieplaas op Ladismith, van 12-jarige kind tot 'n jong moeder. Dit beeld ook op fyn en sensitiewe wyse uit hoe Mia worstel met ’n erflas van alkoholisme en depressie. Daar is die komplekse verhoudings binne die familie: met haar ma, haar pa, en, soos sy ouer word, met mans. Die verhale beeld haar vrese uit, haar seksuele ontwaking en haar pogings om 'n sinvolle, gelukkige verhouding met iemand te he. Dis aparte verhale, maar saam beeld dit Mia se lewe uit en word dit byna iets soos 'n Bildungsroman. Onderliggend in die verhale is die helende krag wat "storie" en verbeelding in Mia en haar pa se lewe speel: dit is ook haar redding uit die erflas van depressie.

Triomf (Afrikaans, English, Paperback, Reissue): Marlene Van Niekerk Triomf (Afrikaans, English, Paperback, Reissue)
Marlene Van Niekerk
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Within 7 - 15 working days

Mol
Sy en Pop het mos altwee hulle favourite advertensies. Soos die een van die drie beddens. Groot dubbelbeddens waarop 'n vrou alleen slaap en rustig wakker word op drie oggende op verskillende plekke. As sy so vanself kan wakker word, doodrustig, en as sy so alleen kan slaap op 'n strand met dolfyne wat spring daar voor in die bran-dertjies, op so 'n lekker groot bed met sulke sagte, warm beddegoed en drie verskillende nighties, dan sal sy ok lekker voel.

Lambert
Al wat horn nog weghou van die bottel, is as Treppie se hy gaan vir horn lat certify solat hulle horn kan vasbind op 'n trollie en force-feed tot sy lewer groot genoeg is vir uitvoer na Uganda. Dan raak Lambert heeltemal wit in sy gesig. En dan se Treppie ja, vang nou nog 'n fit ok, dan vat ons jou met stuipe en al groendakkies toe lat hulle met hulle eie oe kan sien ons sit hier met 'n malman. Dan loop Lambert na sy den toe en breek goeters tot hy afkoel.

Pop
Sy onthou Pop se oe toe hy nou daar vir haar gekyk het. So of hy van 'n ver plek af kyk en meer sien as net dit wat voor horn is. Soos 'n sirkusolifant. Hoe ouer hy word, hoe meer kyk Pop uit sy oe uit soos 'n olifant. So 'n hartseer oog wat lyk of dit by 'n kykgat uitkyk. As sy reg onthou, het Pop se oe al op sy jongdag partykeer so gekyk.

Treppie
Basically moet hy vir haar en Pop en Lambert aan die voel hou, anders is hy in sy moer in. Dis net lat hy al hoe dieper moet grawe om by die voel van Mol uit te kom. Bloed en derms, dan eers gevoe-lens. Maar dis Lambert se werk, daai. Hy skroef vir Lambert net so effentjies op, dan gaan die self aan. Lambert dolwe, en as die are lekker oop le, kan hy inspection doen, om te sien of daar nog 'n bietjie strooigoud is in die dooie myne. Perels voor die swyne. Wie anders kan hulle sien vir wat hulle is?

Dead at Daybreak (Paperback): Deon Meyer Dead at Daybreak (Paperback)
Deon Meyer
R195 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R27 (14%) In stock

An antiques dealer is burned with a blowtorch and executed with a single shot to the back of the head. The only clues at the scene are a scrap of paper and an unusual choice of gun. Ex-cop Zatopek 'Zed' van Heerden has just seven days to solve the case - an almost impossible task made even harder when he discovers that, until a few years ago, there was no proof that the victim even existed ...

Dangerous Love - The Landscapes within (Paperback): Ben Okri Dangerous Love - The Landscapes within (Paperback)
Ben Okri
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

An epic of daily life, Dangerous love is one of Ben Okri's most accessible and most disarming novels. Omovo is an office worker and artist who lives at home with his father and his father's second wife. In the communal world of the compound in which he lives, Omovo has both friends and enemies, but his most important relationship is with Ifeyiwa, a beautiful young married woman whom he loves with an almost hopeless passion - not because she doesn't return his love, but because they can never be together. Set against the backdrop of a country struggling to come to terms with the aftermath of a recent civil war, this is a story of doomed love - of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but by the very circumstances of their lives.

Translating as a Purposeful Activity - Functionalist Approaches Explained (Paperback): Christiane Nord Translating as a Purposeful Activity - Functionalist Approaches Explained (Paperback)
Christiane Nord
R365 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R55 (15%) Within 4 - 8 working days

German-language approaches to translation have been revolutionized by the theory of action (Handlungstheorie) and the related theory of translation's goal or purpose (Skopstheorie). Both these approaches are functionalist: they seek to liberate translators from servitude to the source text, seeing translation as a new communicative act that must be purposeful with respect to the translator's client and readership. As one of the leading figures in this field, Christiane Nord gives the first full survey of functionalist approaches in English. She explains the complexities of the theories and their terms, using simple language with numerous examples. The book includes an overview of how the theories developed, illustrations of the main ideas, and specific applications to translator training, literary translation, interpreting and ethics. The survey concludes with a concise review of the criticisms that have been made of the theories, together with perspectives for the future development of functionalist approaches.

A Raisin in the Sun (Paperback): Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun (Paperback)
Lorraine Hansberry; Edited by Deirdre Osborne; Volume editing by Deirdre Osborne
R160 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R35 (22%) In stock

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.

Introducing English Language - A Resource Book for Students (Paperback): Peter Stockwell, Louise Mullany Introducing English Language - A Resource Book for Students (Paperback)
Peter Stockwell, Louise Mullany 3
R320 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R60 (19%) In stock

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible two-dimensional structure is built around four sections introduction, development, exploration and extension which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.

Introducing English Language

  • is the foundational book in the Routledge English Language Introductions series and offers a grounding to all the titles featured in the series
  • gives comprehensive coverage of the essential aspects of the English language, as well as providing an introduction to key disciplines of linguistics such as historical, social and psycholinguistics, and also core areas in language study including acquisition, standardisation and the globalisation of English.
  • uses a wide variety of real texts and images that include: a transcript of a conversation between George W. Bush and Tony Blair, a controversial apology broadcast on BBC Radio 4, excerpt from novels including Alien and photographs from Hong Kong.
  • provides classic readings by the key names in the discipline including Guy Cook, Joan Cutting, Zoltan Dornyei, Andy Kirkpatrick and John Sinclair
  • is accompanied by a supporting series website with additional activities, project ideas for each unit, further guidance on areas mentioned in the book, suggestions for further reading, weblinks to essential English Language resources, and course templates for lecturers.

Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of English language and linguistics.

Visit the companion website at http: //cw.routledge.com/textbooks/reli/"

Purple Hibiscus (Paperback, New Ed): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Purple Hibiscus (Paperback, New Ed)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 3
R185 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R60 (32%) In stock

Longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the 2004 Orange Prize A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes by a talented young Nigerian writer. The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her repressive and fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, and more prayer. When Nigeria begins to fall apart during a military coup, Kambili's father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to live with their aunt. In this house, full of energy and laughter, she discovers life and love - and a terrible, bruising secret deep within her family. Centring on the promise of freedom and the pain and exhilaration of adolescence, Purple Hibiscus is the extraordinary debut of a remarkable new talent.

Oxford English-Afrikaans School Dictionary / Woordeboek (English, Afrikaans, Paperback): OUP Southern Africa Oxford English-Afrikaans School Dictionary / Woordeboek (English, Afrikaans, Paperback)
OUP Southern Africa
R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 In stock

A fully bilingual school dictionary, with dictionary exercises, study pages and an illustrated reference section.

Fools and Other Stories (Paperback): Njabulo S. Ndebele Fools and Other Stories (Paperback)
Njabulo S. Ndebele
R160 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R22 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Fools, the title story in this collection, is a tale of generations in the struggle against oppression. Zamani is a middle-aged teacher who was once respected by the community as a leader of the future. Then he disgrac­ed himself, and now he's haunted by the impotence of his present life. A chance meeting brings him up against Zani, a young student activist whose attempts to kindle the flames of resistance in Charterston Location are ludicrously impractical. Both affection and hostility bind Zamani and Zani together in an intense and unpredictable relationship. Finding each other means finding the common ground of their struggle. It also means reexamining their lives - and, notably, their relationship s with women.'The Test', 'The Prophetess', and 'The Music of the Violin' all deal with formative experiences in a township childhood: an act of courage and en­durance; a close encounter with an awe-inspiring old woman; a choice which must be made between the narrow ambitions of middle-class parents and the challenge of the township streets, at once more inviting and more dangerous.'Uncle' celebrates the gift of one generation to another: a gift that mingles music with other adventures of the spirit, recklessness with resourcefulness, and laughter with wisdom.

The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback): Michael Chapman The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback)
Michael Chapman 1
R195 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R65 (33%) Within 4 - 8 working days

This is a major anthology, of 450 poems. The selection ranges from traditional San songs to established figures such as Roy Campbell, N.P. van Wyk, Mazisi Kunene, Douglas Livingstone, Mongane Wally Serote, and Antjie Krog along with maskanda, kiba, praises, and rap.
Michael Chapman is professor of English at the University of Natal, Durban.

Vyfmylpaal (Afrikaans, Paperback): Deon Opperman Vyfmylpaal (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Deon Opperman
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Within 10 - 15 working days

Vyfmylpaal bevat vyf van Deon Opperman se suksesvolste Afrikaanse dramas: "Boesman, my seun", "Magspel", "Donkerland", "Stille nag" en "More is ’n lang dag". Hoewel die laaste drie reeds vroeer gepubliseer is (in 1996, 1990 en 1986 onderskeidelik), is dit die eerste keer dat "Boesman, my seun" en "Magspel" in drukvorm verskyn. Deon Opperman, reeds sedert 1984 aktief in die bedryf, is een van die produktiefste dramaturge in Suid-Afrika, met meer as 40 verhoogstukke op sy kerfstok. 'n Eugene Marais-prys en 'n Hertzogprys-benoeming is maar twee van die vele veertjies in sy hoed. Hy is ook die stigter van AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance).

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: International Student's edition (only available in certain markets) (Paperback,... Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: International Student's edition (only available in certain markets) (Paperback, 9th Revised edition)
R200 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R22 (11%) Within 4 - 9 working days
My Life and Valley Song (Paperback): Athol Fugard My Life and Valley Song (Paperback)
Athol Fugard
R120 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R9 (7%) Within 4 - 10 working days

My Life is based on the diaries of five South African girls who were growing into womanhood in 1994. The perspective of each young woman on her country and her people is conveyed with a mixture of naivety, exuberance, warmth and humour. A small Karoo town provides the setting for Valley Song, which explores the theme of youth in search of itself, and provides a lyrical metaphor for the new South Africa in which it was set, and has been termed one of Fugard's most endearing plays.

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