Changes – An Anthology of Short Stories

The stories in Changes: An Anthology of Short Stories are sad, wryly amusing,
or sometimes triumphant. They speak with a human voice. From South
Africa and further afield, the stories reflect on change and the development of
characters in various contexts.

Aside from the stories themselves, Changes: An Anthology of Short Stories
contains a comprehensive set of features:

• An Introduction, which explains the nature of short stories and discusses
the general background and themes of the text to help learners better
understand and enjoy the stories

• An introduction to each story that provides background to help guide
learners and teachers through each of the short stories

• Pre-reading activities to prepare learners for reading and guide their
understanding of each story

• Short Biographies of the authors, telling the life story and explaining the
work of each author

• Glossary notes for each story that define new words and phrases for
learners

• Notes and discussion sections to help learners understand literary
techniques and to assist with analyses of the more difficult stories

• Questions and activities sections that help the learners to develop critical
insights into each story. These sections also examine learners’ knowledge
of the facts of each story and suggest creative ideas for individual, pair,
group and class work. Exam-style questions are included, so that learners
can practise for exams

• A glossary of literary terms at the back of the book, defining and providing
examples of literary terms found throughout the text

• Suggestions for further reading – learners and teachers will be able to read
more about the authors and their work

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