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Literature and Language Studies

Academic and Prescribed Textbooks for Literature and Language Studies from Wits University

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The history of intimacy

The History of Intimacy is die vierde bundel deur bekroonde digter Gabeba Baderoon.
R 184,00 R 230,00

In the House of the Interpreter : A Memoir

While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road closer to a guard checkpoint.
R 182,75 R 215,00

Strange pilgrimages

From the award-winning pen of Achmat Dangor comes a subtle and multi-layered collection of short stories that showcases an unusual and illuminating take on ‘the struggle years’, and how the past impacts on us in a variety of ways.
R 195,50 R 230,00

The Hobbit

The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.


A timeless classic.
R 127,50 R 150,00

Oxford School Shakespeare: The Tempest

The Tempest is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
R 48,41 R 56,95

Down second avenue

Down second avenue is Es'kia Mphahlele's autobiography of his South African childhood and his struggle against discrimination.
R 144,50 R 170,00

Great Expectations

This text is a revised edition of Charles Dickens' classic tale. As Pip eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman, his education and development through adversity are depicted and he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations".
R 110,50 R 130,00

Harmonium

Wallace's best poems, contained within this collection, have been described as the work of "someone sympathetic, magnanimous, brightly and deeply intelligent."
R 250,75 R 295,00

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Both an insight into James Joyce's life and childhood, this novel is about sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves.
R 127,50 R 150,00

Selected Poetry

Living in a revolutionary age, Coleridge's poetry was written in a spirit of moral and emotional inquiry into the absolutes of the human condition. This selection calls attention to the range of Coleridge's work, its autobiographical content, and its development throughout his career.
R 199,75 R 235,00

Sula

A howl of love and rage, playful and funny as well as hard and bitter' New York TimesAs young girls, Nel and Sula shared each other's secrets and dreams in the poor black mid-West of their childhood. Sula is a story of fear - the fear that traps us, justifying itself through perpetual myth and legend.
R 165,75 R 195,00

Houseboy

`It is a better guide to French colonial Africa, and to racism, than any non-fiction account, whether by an African or a Frenchman.' The Times Literary Supplement 'very funny and inexpressibly sad' Punch.
R 179,35 R 211,00