Oxford Bookworms Library STAGE 2, 700 Headwords, Word count: 6.683 Most Stage 2 readers are available on Audio-CD. Topic: WORLD STORIES - Short stories from around the world... they’re a cultural experience. Perfect for upper-secondary and adult learners.
Retold by Jennifer Bassett
From Botswana to New Zealand, from Jamaica to Nigeria, from Uganda to Malaysia, from India to South Africa, these moving stories show us that the human heart is the same in every place. Fear and pain, happiness and sadness belong to us all. These eight stories were winning entries in the 2004 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. The writers are Sefi Atta, Adrienne M. Frater, Lauri Kubuitsile, Erica N. Robinson, Jackee Budesta Batanda, Janet Tay Hui Ching, Anuradha Muralidharan, and Tod Collins.