Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: My Mistress eyes are nothing like the Sunne by William Shakespeare, On the Farm by RS Thomas, This is a Hymn by Lorna Goodison, Lines on the Death of Dr Swift by Jonathan Swift.
The unforgettable story of two unlikely friends, a mischievous boy and a runaway slave, on a wild trip down the mighty Mississippi River. On their treacherous journey to freedom, they run into an entertaining assortment of offbeat characters, and face one incredible adventure after another.
The decision to use English in countries where it is not the first language is controversial. In South Africa, some schools are refusing to teach in English, and in Malaysia, opposition to English classes has led to riots on the streets. Is speaking English an essential 21st century skill and how are new generations growing up with the internet influencing the use of English in the digital age?
A sweet and extremely intelligent young girl lives with cruel parents and goes to school with the worst principal in the world. When she accidentally unleashes telekinetic powers, she uses them to help those she loves and to drive her principal away from school.
Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.