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Literature covering the British Empire..

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Africa) and A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (India) would work well...but look them over to see if your 10th grader is mature enough for them - there are sexual themes. I assigned the first in to my oldest for 10th grade and then she chose the second in the 11th grade (she was on an E.M. Forster kick after A Room with a View and Howard's End). I will probably be assigning both to my current 10th grader when she is a Senior, as we will be up to Modern History then.


Things Fall Apart made a particularly large impression on my daughter and I am looking forward to reading it again with my next child!


I don't know of any for Australia and Ireland...hope you get some good suggestions!


ETE: Take a look at this - http://ask.metafilter.com/16340/books-on-british-colonialism

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Kim and Anna and the King of Siam. Other short stories by Kipling.


There are questions as to whether Anna and the King of Siam is a reasonably honest account or fantastically embellished. If you are looking for British Empire books, then Thailand doesn't fit so well, as it was never part of the BE.


Best wishes



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