Read Around ~ The Spirit Machine and other new short stories from Cameroon ~ Daughters of Eve and other new short stories from Nigeria ~ Butterfly Dreams and other new short stories from Uganda ~ Man of the House and other new short stories from Kenya ~ Black and Whites and other new short stories from Malaysia
Read Around has been specially designed for the secondary school classroom, and is closely correlated with the requirements of the National Curriculum in English, Key Stages 3 and 4. The texts presented in the Read Around series are taken from all around the world. All 5 workbooks promote engagement with the chosen texts through a method known as 'emotion tracking pedagogy'. Read Around 1 explores a short story from India, introducing the literary device of ‘imagery’. Read Around 2 presents a short story from Kenya, exploring ‘onomatopoeia’ and ‘alliteration’. Read Around 3 offers a short story from South Africa, and focuses on ‘metaphor’ and ‘simile’. Read Around 4 centres on a short story of South African-Indian origin. This Read Around extends the notion of ‘metaphor’ presented in Read Around 3, demanding more of the learner to play with language independently. Read Around 5 explores a short story from Malaysia, introducing the literary device of ‘point of view’.
Emma Dawson lectures at Keele University.
the publicity flier for this title (JPG, 262Kb)
By clicking the last link above you can play or download an MP3 of the story in Read Around 2, "Kamau's Finish", by Muthoni Muchemi, set in Kenya (left click to play, right click to download and save).
This recording is one of five featured on the 2 audio CDs which come free when you purchase the Teacher's Notes for the series. All five Read Around stories are read in full on the CDs, and all are read by speakers from a region appropriate to the setting of each story.
(Please note that the MP3 is 12.6MB in size and may take a few moments to download.It is licensed only for personal use: commercial use, duplication, broadcasting and posting on other sites are actions prohibited by international copyright conventions. If you seek permission to use the file in any of these ways, please email us.)