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Africa39
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Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong´o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing, to more recent talents like Nuruddin Farah, Ben Okri, Aminatta Forna and Brian Chikwava. Who will be the next generation? Following the successful launch of Bogotá39, which identified many of the most interesting upcoming Latin American talents, including Daniel Alarcon, Junot Diaz (Pulitzer Prize), Santiago Roncagliolo (Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) and Juan Gabriel Vásquez (short-listed for the IFFP), and Beirut39 which published Randa Jarrar, Rabee Jaber, Joumana Haddad, Abdellah Taia and Samar Yazbek, Africa39 will bring to worldwide attention the best work from Africa and its diaspora. From the dazzling list of 39 writers chosen by the judges, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has selected richly rewarding short stories, extracts from novels, fables and other work by writers from Africa south of the Sahara, or its diaspora, and created a collection of some of the most varied and exciting new work in world literature today. Africa39 is a Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club project which aims to select and celebrate 39 of the best young African writers from south of the Sahara. It will be launched at the PH Book Festival in UNESCO´s World Book Capital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in October 2014. The three judges are: Margaret Busby, Elechi Amadi, Osonye Tess Onwueme

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Rosewater
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Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019 Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel, Africa´s first award for speculative fiction Shortlisted for the Kitschie Award for Best Novel 2019 John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel ´A magnificent tour de force´ Adrian Tchaikovsky ´Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!´ Ann Leckie ´Mesmerising´ M. R. Carey ´An astonishing book. I wish I´d written it´ Lauren Beukes Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn´t care to again - but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realisation about a horrifying future. Rosewater is the start of a vibrant and compellingly told trilogy by one of science fiction´s most engaging new voices - perfect for fans of N. K. Jemisin´s The Fifth Season, Ann Leckie´s Ancillary Justice and Jeff Vandermeer´s Southern Reach trilogy.

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2001: A Space Odyssey
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A deluxe hardcover edition of the wondrous space adventure that is the basis for Stanley Kubrick´s Oscar-winning film-now celebrating its 50th anniversary Part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books 50 Covers competition Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction classic that has changed the way we look at the stars-and ourselves. On the moon, an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent deep into our solar system. But before they can reach their destination, things begin to go very wrong. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn at the turn of the 21st century, Arthur C. Clarke takes us on a journey unlike any other. Brilliant, compulsive, and prophetic, and the basis for the immensely influential Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man´s-and technology´s-place in the universe and lives on as a landmark achievement in storytelling. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Short Stories from South Africa. Textheft
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Lesen macht Spaß - und das umso mehr mit einer englischsprachigen Lektüre, die Ihre Schülerinnen und Schüler auch zu Hause allein bewältigen können. Mit den Literatur- und Landeskunde-Paketen ist das problemlos möglich. Die Pakete bieten spannende, informative oder kontroverse Lesehefte, die als Grundstein einer Klassenbibliothek dienen. Die fiktionalen Titel in der Cornelsen Senior English Library sind drei Schwierigkeitsgraden zugeordnet. Die Juvenile Fiction eignet sich besonders für die Klasse 11 ( Schwierigkeitsgrad 1/Sekundarstufe II) , aber auch für leistungsstarke Schülerinnen und Schüler der Klasse 10 ( Schwierigkeitsgrad 3/Sekundarstufe I). Für die Klassen 11 und 12 sowie den Grundkurs in Klasse 13 empfehlen sich die Titel auf Schwierigkeitsgrad 2. Schwierigkeitsgrad 3 ist für die Klasse 13 vorgesehen. Auch Landeskunde kann spannend sein. Die landeskundlichen Textsammlungen in der Cornelsen Senior English Library stellen verschiedene Regionen der englischsprachigen Welt vor und setzen sich mit wesentlichen Aspekten ihrer Politik, Gesellschaft, Kultur und Geschichte auseinander. Fiktionale und nicht-fiktionale Texte ergänzen einander; Info-Boxes bieten Sachinformationen auf einen Blick. Die Kurzgeschichten dieser Sammlung stammen hauptsächlich aus der Zeit nach der Apartheid und spiegeln die Probleme des neuen Südafrika wider: das Zusammenleben von verschiedenen ethnischen Gruppen, die zunehmende Gewalt, der Ausbruch von AIDS usw. Neben bekannten Autoren wie Gordimer, Naidoo und Bosman kommen auch weniger bekannte Autorinnen und Autoren zu Wort.

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The Prey of Gods
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A tale set in a futuristic South Africa where technology and a booming economy make life more comfortable, an unconventional Zulu girl becomes her community´s defender against such challenges as a popular hallucinogen, an artificial intelligence uprising and a murderous demigoddess. Original. 35,000 first printing.

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Who Fears Death
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An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R.R. Martin!

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Who Fears Death
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An award-winning literary author (´´The Shadow Speaker´´) presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa. 400 pp. 35,000 print.

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Der höchste Einsatz / Wild Cards Bd.3
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Wie weit darf man gehen, um einen Krieg zu verhindern? Immer mehr Kinder werden in Afrika in ein geheimes Labor verschleppt, wo sie absichtlich mit dem Wild-Cards-Virus infiziert werden. Die meisten sterben oder mutieren auf schreckliche Weise. Doch einige wenige werden zu Assen mit superheldengleichen Kräften und anschließend gezwungen, für das People´s Paradise of Africa zu kämpfen. Dahinter steckt Radical, das wahrscheinlich mächtigste Ass der Welt, der endgültig dem Wahnsinn verfallen ist. Das Kommitee - die Ass-Eingreiftruppe der UNO - muss ihn aufhalten. Doch der Radical ist der tödlichste Gegner, dem sie sich je gegenübergesehen haben.

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Moxyland
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Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. Her previous novels include the international bestseller The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters, Moxy Land and Zoo City, for which she won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award. She helped create South Africa´s first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids´ animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.

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