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X-Kit Achieve! Hamlet: English Home Language: Grade 12: Study Guide (Paperback): W Shakespeare, A. Lemmer X-Kit Achieve! Hamlet: English Home Language: Grade 12: Study Guide (Paperback)
W Shakespeare, A. Lemmer
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The X-Kit Achieve! Literature series offers a unique series of visually attractive, high-quality exam preparation tools. The series has been written by top South African educationalists. The books cover all the knowledge and skills tested in the final English Home Language and First Additional Language literature exams for the FET phase. Plot, theme, character, style, symbolism and imagery are all discussed in detail, and thoroughly taught and tested. Study and exam preparation techniques are covered and exam questions provided. Answers are also provided for all the questions to allow learners to monitor their own understanding. This study guide aims to provide you with sufficient support for doing really well in your Grade 12 English examination. This study guide will provide: All the background information needed for a full understanding of Cry, the Beloved Country.; Summaries, including a precis of the whole play, plus details of acts and scenes.; Important quotes for use in exams.; An analysis of the play that will help you understand the plot and develop insight and appreciation.; Pointers about the characters for quick and easy revision.; A summary of the key themes.; Comprehensive exam preparation assistance, including test-yourself questions, sample contextual questions and full answers; and A glossary explaining literature terminology. About the author, Alan Paton: Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1903, Alan Paton attended Pietermaritzburg College and then studied science at the University of Natal. He graduated in 1922 and obtained his teaching certificate in 1923. In 1925, he went to teach at a school in Ixopo attended by black children. In 1928, he took a post at Pietermaritzburg College, a prestigious, whites-only boys' school, where he taught for seven years. He started writing poetry and novels, but was critical of his novel-writing efforts and destroyed these early stories. In 1935, he became principal of Diepkloof Reformatory. Here, he instituted a number of reforms and the reformatory succeeded in rehabilitating juvenile criminals into society. He felt that with greater freedom in the way the reformatory was run, the boys would be better adapted to life outside the reformatory when released. At the start of the Second World War, Paton wanted to join the army, but was asked to stay on at the reformatory instead. After the war, while travelling to study prisons and reform schools elsewhere in the world, Paton had the idea for his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, which he wrote most of while travelling abroad. Paton was convinced that young urban black people drifted into crime because of a lack of opportunities to make a living and as a result of broken families and tribes around the country. This lack of stability of home and culture left the young without an anchor, and the unfair laws of the time inhibited them from finding an honest way to make a living. In creating his characters for Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton drew on three major schools of thought at that time: There was a desire by white people to keep the black people in their place.; There was an opposite desire among black activists to demand equality more and more violently; and There was the attitude of "brotherly love" as embodied by the Christian churches predominant at that time. As a devout Christian, Paton seemed to conclude in his novel that having an attitude of brotherly love offers the only hope for the future, but this idea was fiercely opposed. Although Paton wrote this novel in 1946, the themes and issues he explores are still interesting and relevant now. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet.; Search for and highlight text; and Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.

X-Kit Achieve! Life of Pi: English Home Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback): Y Martel, R Jackson X-Kit Achieve! Life of Pi: English Home Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
Y Martel, R Jackson
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

X-kit Achieve! Literature Study Guides make nationally prescribed novels and dramas accessible to learners to help them prepare for exams.

They provide insight into the author and context of the writing, analysis of critical themes, plots and characters and plenty of exercises for exam preparation.

This study guide concentrates on Life Of Pi, one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years. After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan -- and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.

X-Kit Achieve! Cry, the Beloved Country: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback): a Paton, R. Janisch X-Kit Achieve! Cry, the Beloved Country: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
a Paton, R. Janisch 1
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The X-Kit Achieve! Literature series offers a unique series of visually attractive, high-quality exam preparation tools. The series has been written by top South African educationalists. The books cover all the knowledge and skills tested in the final English Home Language and First Additional Language literature exams for the FET phase. Plot, theme, character, style, symbolism and imagery are all discussed in detail, and thoroughly taught and tested. Study and exam preparation techniques are covered and exam questions provided. Answers are also provided for all the questions to allow learners to monitor their own understanding. This study guide aims to provide you with sufficient support for doing really well in your Grade 12 English examination. This study guide will provide: All the background information needed for a full understanding of Cry, the Beloved Country.; Summaries, including a precis of the whole play, plus details of acts and scenes.; Important quotes for use in exams.; An analysis of the play that will help you understand the plot and develop insight and appreciation.; Pointers about the characters for quick and easy revision.; A summary of the key themes.; Comprehensive exam preparation assistance, including test-yourself questions, sample contextual questions and full answers; and A glossary explaining literature terminology. About the author, Alan Paton: Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1903, Alan Paton attended Pietermaritzburg College and then studied science at the University of Natal. He graduated in 1922 and obtained his teaching certificate in 1923. In 1925, he went to teach at a school in Ixopo attended by black children. In 1928, he took a post at Pietermaritzburg College, a prestigious, whites-only boys' school, where he taught for seven years. He started writing poetry and novels, but was critical of his novel-writing efforts and destroyed these early stories. In 1935, he became principal of Diepkloof Reformatory. Here, he instituted a number of reforms and the reformatory succeeded in rehabilitating juvenile criminals into society. He felt that with greater freedom in the way the reformatory was run, the boys would be better adapted to life outside the reformatory when released. At the start of the Second World War, Paton wanted to join the army, but was asked to stay on at the reformatory instead. After the war, while travelling to study prisons and reform schools elsewhere in the world, Paton had the idea for his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, which he wrote most of while travelling abroad. Paton was convinced that young urban black people drifted into crime because of a lack of opportunities to make a living and as a result of broken families and tribes around the country. This lack of stability of home and culture left the young without an anchor, and the unfair laws of the time inhibited them from finding an honest way to make a living. In creating his characters for Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton drew on three major schools of thought at that time: There was a desire by white people to keep the black people in their place.; There was an opposite desire among black activists to demand equality more and more violently; and There was the attitude of "brotherly love" as embodied by the Christian churches predominant at that time. As a devout Christian, Paton seemed to conclude in his novel that having an attitude of brotherly love offers the only hope for the future, but this idea was fiercely opposed. Although Paton wrote this novel in 1946, the themes and issues he explores are still interesting and relevant now. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet.; Search for and highlight text; and Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.

X-Kit Achieve! The Crucible: English Home Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Staple bound): A Miller, C. Traviss-Lea X-Kit Achieve! The Crucible: English Home Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Staple bound)
A Miller, C. Traviss-Lea
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

X-kit Literature Guides explains the history, environment and the story of the text in broad terms. It discusses every major character and theme in the text in detail using pictures and diagrams to explain concepts. X-kit Literature Guides provides plenty of practise questions and answers and tips on how to tackle your literature exam.

X-Kit Achieve! My Children! My Africa!: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback): A. Fugard, A. Lemmer X-Kit Achieve! My Children! My Africa!: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
A. Fugard, A. Lemmer
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The X-Kit Achieve! Literature series offers a unique series of visually attractive, high-quality exam preparation tools. The series has been written by top South African educationalists. The books cover all the knowledge and skills tested in the final English Home Language and First Additional Language literature exams for the FET phase. Plot, theme, character, style, symbolism and imagery are all discussed in detail, and thoroughly taught and tested. Study and exam preparation techniques are covered and exam questions provided. Answers are also provided for all the questions to allow learners to monitor their own understanding. This study guide aims to provide you with sufficient support for doing really well in your Grade 12 English examination. This study guide will provide: All the background information needed for a full understanding of Cry, the Beloved Country.; Summaries, including a precis of the whole play, plus details of acts and scenes.; Important quotes for use in exams.; An analysis of the play that will help you understand the plot and develop insight and appreciation.; Pointers about the characters for quick and easy revision.; A summary of the key themes.; Comprehensive exam preparation assistance, including test-yourself questions, sample contextual questions and full answers; and A glossary explaining literature terminology. About the author, Alan Paton: Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1903, Alan Paton attended Pietermaritzburg College and then studied science at the University of Natal. He graduated in 1922 and obtained his teaching certificate in 1923. In 1925, he went to teach at a school in Ixopo attended by black children. In 1928, he took a post at Pietermaritzburg College, a prestigious, whites-only boys' school, where he taught for seven years. He started writing poetry and novels, but was critical of his novel-writing efforts and destroyed these early stories. In 1935, he became principal of Diepkloof Reformatory. Here, he instituted a number of reforms and the reformatory succeeded in rehabilitating juvenile criminals into society. He felt that with greater freedom in the way the reformatory was run, the boys would be better adapted to life outside the reformatory when released. At the start of the Second World War, Paton wanted to join the army, but was asked to stay on at the reformatory instead. After the war, while travelling to study prisons and reform schools elsewhere in the world, Paton had the idea for his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, which he wrote most of while travelling abroad. Paton was convinced that young urban black people drifted into crime because of a lack of opportunities to make a living and as a result of broken families and tribes around the country. This lack of stability of home and culture left the young without an anchor, and the unfair laws of the time inhibited them from finding an honest way to make a living. In creating his characters for Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton drew on three major schools of thought at that time: There was a desire by white people to keep the black people in their place.; There was an opposite desire among black activists to demand equality more and more violently; and There was the attitude of "brotherly love" as embodied by the Christian churches predominant at that time. As a devout Christian, Paton seemed to conclude in his novel that having an attitude of brotherly love offers the only hope for the future, but this idea was fiercely opposed. Although Paton wrote this novel in 1946, the themes and issues he explores are still interesting and relevant now. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet.; Search for and highlight text; and Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.

X-Kit Achieve! Macbeth: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback): W Shakespeare, R. Janisch X-Kit Achieve! Macbeth: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
W Shakespeare, R. Janisch
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The X-Kit Achieve! Literature series offers a unique series of visually attractive, high-quality exam preparation tools. The series has been written by top South African educationalists. The books cover all the knowledge and skills tested in the final English Home Language and First Additional Language literature exams for the FET phase. Plot, theme, character, style, symbolism and imagery are all discussed in detail, and thoroughly taught and tested. Study and exam preparation techniques are covered and exam questions provided. Answers are also provided for all the questions to allow learners to monitor their own understanding. This study guide aims to provide you with sufficient support for doing really well in your Grade 12 English examination. This study guide will provide: All the background information needed for a full understanding of Cry, the Beloved Country.; Summaries, including a precis of the whole play, plus details of acts and scenes.; Important quotes for use in exams.; An analysis of the play that will help you understand the plot and develop insight and appreciation.; Pointers about the characters for quick and easy revision.; A summary of the key themes.; Comprehensive exam preparation assistance, including test-yourself questions, sample contextual questions and full answers; and A glossary explaining literature terminology. About the author, Alan Paton: Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1903, Alan Paton attended Pietermaritzburg College and then studied science at the University of Natal. He graduated in 1922 and obtained his teaching certificate in 1923. In 1925, he went to teach at a school in Ixopo attended by black children. In 1928, he took a post at Pietermaritzburg College, a prestigious, whites-only boys' school, where he taught for seven years. He started writing poetry and novels, but was critical of his novel-writing efforts and destroyed these early stories. In 1935, he became principal of Diepkloof Reformatory. Here, he instituted a number of reforms and the reformatory succeeded in rehabilitating juvenile criminals into society. He felt that with greater freedom in the way the reformatory was run, the boys would be better adapted to life outside the reformatory when released. At the start of the Second World War, Paton wanted to join the army, but was asked to stay on at the reformatory instead. After the war, while travelling to study prisons and reform schools elsewhere in the world, Paton had the idea for his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, which he wrote most of while travelling abroad. Paton was convinced that young urban black people drifted into crime because of a lack of opportunities to make a living and as a result of broken families and tribes around the country. This lack of stability of home and culture left the young without an anchor, and the unfair laws of the time inhibited them from finding an honest way to make a living. In creating his characters for Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton drew on three major schools of thought at that time: There was a desire by white people to keep the black people in their place.; There was an opposite desire among black activists to demand equality more and more violently; and There was the attitude of "brotherly love" as embodied by the Christian churches predominant at that time. As a devout Christian, Paton seemed to conclude in his novel that having an attitude of brotherly love offers the only hope for the future, but this idea was fiercely opposed. Although Paton wrote this novel in 1946, the themes and issues he explores are still interesting and relevant now. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet.; Search for and highlight text; and Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.

X-Kit Achieve! The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback):... X-Kit Achieve! The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
R. L Stevenson, C. Radus
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The X-Kit Achieve! Literature series offers a unique series of visually attractive, high-quality exam preparation tools. The series has been written by top South African educationalists. The books cover all the knowledge and skills tested in the final English Home Language and First Additional Language literature exams for the FET phase. Plot, theme, character, style, symbolism and imagery are all discussed in detail, and thoroughly taught and tested. Study and exam preparation techniques are covered and exam questions provided. Answers are also provided for all the questions to allow learners to monitor their own understanding. This study guide aims to provide you with sufficient support for doing really well in your Grade 12 English examination. This study guide will provide: All the background information needed for a full understanding of Cry, the Beloved Country.; Summaries, including a precis of the whole play, plus details of acts and scenes.; Important quotes for use in exams.; An analysis of the play that will help you understand the plot and develop insight and appreciation.; Pointers about the characters for quick and easy revision.; A summary of the key themes.; Comprehensive exam preparation assistance, including test-yourself questions, sample contextual questions and full answers; and A glossary explaining literature terminology. About the author, Alan Paton: Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1903, Alan Paton attended Pietermaritzburg College and then studied science at the University of Natal. He graduated in 1922 and obtained his teaching certificate in 1923. In 1925, he went to teach at a school in Ixopo attended by black children. In 1928, he took a post at Pietermaritzburg College, a prestigious, whites-only boys' school, where he taught for seven years. He started writing poetry and novels, but was critical of his novel-writing efforts and destroyed these early stories. In 1935, he became principal of Diepkloof Reformatory. Here, he instituted a number of reforms and the reformatory succeeded in rehabilitating juvenile criminals into society. He felt that with greater freedom in the way the reformatory was run, the boys would be better adapted to life outside the reformatory when released. At the start of the Second World War, Paton wanted to join the army, but was asked to stay on at the reformatory instead. After the war, while travelling to study prisons and reform schools elsewhere in the world, Paton had the idea for his novel Cry, the Beloved Country, which he wrote most of while travelling abroad. Paton was convinced that young urban black people drifted into crime because of a lack of opportunities to make a living and as a result of broken families and tribes around the country. This lack of stability of home and culture left the young without an anchor, and the unfair laws of the time inhibited them from finding an honest way to make a living. In creating his characters for Cry, the Beloved Country, Paton drew on three major schools of thought at that time: There was a desire by white people to keep the black people in their place.; There was an opposite desire among black activists to demand equality more and more violently; and There was the attitude of "brotherly love" as embodied by the Christian churches predominant at that time. As a devout Christian, Paton seemed to conclude in his novel that having an attitude of brotherly love offers the only hope for the future, but this idea was fiercely opposed. Although Paton wrote this novel in 1946, the themes and issues he explores are still interesting and relevant now. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet.; Search for and highlight text; and Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.

X-Kit Achieve! To Kill a Mockingbird: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback): H. Lee, S. Gosher, B.... X-Kit Achieve! To Kill a Mockingbird: English First Additional Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
H. Lee, S. Gosher, B. Gosher, J.O. Hendry
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

X-kit Literature Guides explains the history, environment and the story of the text in broad terms. It discusses every major character and theme in the text in detail using pictures and diagrams to explain concepts. X-kit Literature Guides provides plenty of practise questions and answers and tips on how to tackle your literature exam.

X-Kit Achieve! Animal Farm: English Home Language Grade 12 (Paperback): G. Orwell, S. Gosher, B. Gosher, J.O. Hendry X-Kit Achieve! Animal Farm: English Home Language Grade 12 (Paperback)
G. Orwell, S. Gosher, B. Gosher, J.O. Hendry 1
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

X-kit Literature Guides explains the history, environment and the story of the text in broad terms. It discusses every major character and theme in the text in detail using pictures and diagrams to explain concepts. X-kit Literature Guides provides plenty of practise questions and answers and tips on how to tackle your literature exam.

X-Kit Achieve! The Great Gatsby: English Home Language:Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback): F S Fitzgerald, H. Gardyne, J.O. Hendry X-Kit Achieve! The Great Gatsby: English Home Language:Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
F S Fitzgerald, H. Gardyne, J.O. Hendry
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

X-kit Literature Guides explains the history, environment and the story of the text in broad terms. It discusses every major character and theme in the text in detail using pictures and diagrams to explain concepts. X-kit Literature Guides provides plenty of practise questions and answers and tips on how to tackle your literature exam.

X-Kit Achieve! Tsotsi: Grade 11 Study Guide English Home Language (Paperback): Athol Fugard, A. Lemmer X-Kit Achieve! Tsotsi: Grade 11 Study Guide English Home Language (Paperback)
Athol Fugard, A. Lemmer
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The X-Kit Achieve! Literature series offers a unique series of visually attractive, high-quality exam preparation tools. The series has been written by top South African educationalists. The books cover all the knowledge and skills tested in the final English Home Language and First Additional Language literature exams for the FET phase. Plot, theme, character, style, symbolism and imagery are all discussed in detail, and thoroughly taught and tested. Study and exam preparation techniques are covered and exam questions provided. Answers are also provided for all the questions to allow learners to monitor their own understanding. This study guide aims to provide you with sufficient support for doing really well in your Grade 11 English examination. This study guide will provide: All the background information needed for a full understanding of Tsotsi.; Summaries, including a precis of the whole play, plus details of acts and scenes.; Important quotes for use in exams.; An analysis of the play that will help you understand the plot and develop insight and appreciation.; Pointers about the characters for quick and easy revision.; A summary of the key themes.; Comprehensive exam preparation assistance, including test-yourself questions, sample contextual questions and full answers; and A glossary explaining literature terminology. About the writer, Athol Fugard: Fugard studied philosophy, social anthropology and French at the University of Cape Town. However, he had always known that his calling in life was to be a writer. He therefore decided to leave the university before writing his final examinations and hitchhiked through Africa with his friend, the poet Perseus Adams. Fugard then worked on a steamship, the SS Graigaur, for almost two years before returning to Port Elizabeth where he wrote for the Evening Post. Later Fugard moved to Cape Town where he married Sheila Meiring, who had been a Drama student at the University of Cape Town. Through her, Fugard became involved in theatre as an actor, a playwright and a director. In 1958, the Fugards moved to Johannesburg where Fugard worked as a clerk in the Fordsburg Native Commissioner's Court. This was an eye-opener for him, where he saw the inhuman side of the apartheid system. It was during this time that Fugard got to know Sophiatown, the setting for his one and only novel, Tsotsi. Fugard's writings are usually set under the shadow of the apartheid system. Although segregation and exploitation of indigenous people in Africa occurred in colonial times, it was the election victory of the National Party in 1948 that introduced the legalised system known as apartheid. Laws were passed where all people in South Africa were classified by race. Black people had to carry a dompas (passbook) wherever they went. In the novel Tsotsi, it is a police passbook raid that leads to the painful events at the heart of the story. Marriages and sex across the colour line were made illegal and various laws were passed that enforced segregation of living areas and schools. Public places such as post offices, lavatories, theatres and cinemas as well as buses and trains were also segregated. Certain parts of the country, amounting to 13% of the total land area, were given so-called "independence" as "homelands" or "bantustans". However, the vast majority of their so-called "citizens" remained in the "white areas" where they had no rights. They were seen as "temporary" workers by the system even though many had never even been to their so-called "homeland". Often, those who lived in racially mixed areas were forcibly removed to townships that were usually situated far from the city or town centres. The events in Tsotsi occur at a time when the suburb of Sophiatown was being dismantled, supposedly for "slum clearance" but actually to enforce segregation of the races. Sophiatown was later designated as a white area and re-named Triomf. Fugard's only novel, Tsotsi, was written between 1959 and 1960 and then laid aside and almost forgotten until its eventual publication in 1980. Later, the novel formed the basis of the film, Tsotsi, which won an Oscar for best foreign film in 2006. Today, Fugard still writes plays that are produced worldwide. He is considered one of South Africa's best-known playwrights. His stories span the apartheid years; the death of apartheid; the beginning of democracy on 27 April 1994; and have continued right through to our present day, post-apartheid South Africa. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: View the entire book offline on desktop or table.; Search for and highlight text; and Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.

X-Kit Achieve! Othello: English Home Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback): W Shakespeare, S. Gosher, B. Gosher, J.O. Hendry X-Kit Achieve! Othello: English Home Language Grade 12 Study Guide (Paperback)
W Shakespeare, S. Gosher, B. Gosher, J.O. Hendry
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

X-kit Literature Guides explains the history, environment and the story of the text in broad terms. It discusses every major character and theme in the text in detail using pictures and diagrams to explain concepts. X-kit Literature Guides provides plenty of practise questions and answers and tips on how to tackle your literature exam.

X-Kit Achieve! Sophiatown: English First Additional Language Grade 11 Study Guide (Paperback): M. Purkey, R Jackson X-Kit Achieve! Sophiatown: English First Additional Language Grade 11 Study Guide (Paperback)
M. Purkey, R Jackson
R95 R81 Discovery Miles 810 Save R14 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The X-Kit Achieve! Literature series offers a unique series of visually attractive, high-quality exam preparation tools. The series has been written by top South African educationalists. The books cover all the knowledge and skills tested in the final English Home Language and First Additional Language literature exams for the FET phase. Plot, theme, character, style, symbolism and imagery are all discussed in detail, and thoroughly taught and tested. Study and exam preparation techniques are covered and exam questions provided. Answers are also provided for all the questions to allow learners to monitor their own understanding. This study guide aims to provide you with sufficient support for doing really well in your Grade 11 English examination. This study guide will provide: All the background information needed for a full understanding of Sophiatown.; Summaries, including a precis of the whole play, plus details of acts and scenes.; Important quotes for use in exams.; An analysis of the play that will help you understand the plot and develop insight and appreciation.; Pointers about the characters for quick and easy revision.; A summary of the key themes.; Comprehensive exam preparation assistance, including test-yourself questions, sample contextual questions and full answers; and A glossary explaining literature terminology. Sophiatown is different from other plays in that it was written by a group of people - The Junction Avenue Theatre Company (JATC) - consisting of white students and academics, including Malcolm Purkey. Later, the company included black actors. Sophiatown tells the story of how, in 1897, Hermann Tobiansky bought part of the farm Waterval to be developed into a suburb for white people. When the suburb was established in 1904, black people bought properties there; the legislation preventing black people buying properties only came into being in 1913. The suburb was originally called Sophia, after Tobiansky's wife. In 1919, it was renamed to Sophiatown. By the 1920s, the white people had moved out, and after 1913, the black people, losing their farms and smallholdings, flooded to the large cities. Sophiatown's water and sanitation facilities could not cope and, in 1940, Sophiatown became an overcrowded, poverty-stricken township. In the 1950s, neighbouring white suburbs were expanding and their residents demanded that the government extend their suburbs into Sophiatown. Soon thereafter, the government ordered the removal of the black people from Sophiatown. Despite an organised show of resistance by the Sophiatown residents in 1955, 80 bulldozers and 2 000 armed policemen were sent in and the houses of Sophiatown destroyed. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet.; Search for and highlight text; and Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.

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