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United Nations International School, Hanoi
Standard and Higher Level
Make sure you have checked out your Kindle from the library.
- Read Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima (trans. Geraldine Harcourt) on Kindle.
- Make notes.
- Use Padlet to reflect on each chapter of the text.
Territory of Light by
I was puzzled by how I had changed. But I could no longer go back . . . It is spring. A young woman, left by her husband, starts a new life in a Tokyo apartment.Territory of Lightfollows her over the course of a year, as she struggles to bring up her two-year-old daughter alone. Her new home is filled with light streaming through the windows, so bright she has to squint, but she finds herself plummeting deeper into darkness, becoming unstable, untethered. As the months come and go and the seasons turn, she must confront what she has lost and what she will become. At once tender and lacerating, luminous and unsettling, Yuko Tsushima'sTerritory of Light is a novel of abandonment, desire, and transformation.
- For those of you who want to really be extended, try also Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector (trans. Alison Entrekin).
- Available as pdf or epub.
- There is also a Padlet for reflection.
Near to the Wild Heart by
Narrative epiphanies and interior monologue frame the life of Joana, from her middle-class childhood through her unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence, when she proclaims: "I shall arise as strong and comely as a young colt."
Higher Level Only
Complete ‘Planning: Stage 1’ for the HL essay.
All details in OneNote Learner Portfolio