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Novels

The following texts are suggestions for the study of English as an Additional Language. These examples are not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive, but are indicative of the nature of appropriate texts.

  • Abdel-Fattah, R., Does my Head Look Big in This? or Ten Things I Hate About Me
  • Anderson, B., The Radical Heart
  • Babbitt, N., Tuck Everlasting
  • Chua, Guat Eng, Echoes of Silence
  • Fox, P., The Slave Dancer
  • Fusillo, A., The Dons Sparring with Shadows
  • Hamid, M., The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Hirata, A., The Rainbow Troops
  • Khan, A., Seasonal Adjustments, Spiral Road or any other novel by this author
  • Minfong, H., Rice without Rain
  • Na, A., A Step from Heaven
  • Tan, S., The Arrival (graphic novel) or any other of his texts
  • Ung, L., First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers or Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind
  • Vassanji, M., Uhuru Street
  • Winch, T., Swallow the Air
  • Wong, G., Little Paradise
  • Yen Mah, A., Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter