Teacher’s Forum

By The Editors

This forum is for teachers of world literature to exchange ideas on using WWB in the classroom. Tell us your favorite story to teach, activities you've used for teaching literature in translation, post your own syllabi, and/or ask questions of your fellow teachers. This is your forum. We look forward to your ideas and thoughts.



Here are a few coming-of-age titles I use that meet with success in my (world lit) classroom:

Three Day Road (Joseph Boyden)
Beasts of no Nation (Uzodinma Iweala)
The Sound of Waves (Yukio Mishima)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (Doris Pilkington)
Arranged Marriage (Chitra Divakaruni)
Balzac & The Little Chinese Seamstress (Dai Sijie)
COMMENT: Would any one have ideas for childhood, growing up, coming of age titles in world literature suitable for younger students,  age 12/ 13. Thank you.
COMMENT: Andrea,
A wonderful coming of age novel is Chris Abani’s GraceLand, which is set in Nigeria.  This novel also works well to show how the Igbo tribe, portrayed in Things Fall Apart, is faring in the twentieth century.
COMMENT: I am a translator of world literature from English to my mothertongue Bangla. I have recently started translating literature from Bangla to English. I wish to offer these new translations to the readers across the world. Can you help me?
DATE: 11/07/2008 7:29:28 AM

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