Books by Kundisai Mudita

 

Basic English Practising Skills in English with Worksheets and Exercises 2

Basic Practising Skills in English: With Worksheets and Exercises 2 is intended for primary school learners. Composed of 15 chapters, 14 of the chapters feature a reading passage, new word reading list, list of unfamiliar phrases, listen and talk activity, free writing creative exercise, and a comprehension writing exercise. Chapter 15 offers revision exercises.

The reading passages provide practice in the reading skills of fluency, clarity, articulation, pronunciation, and fast-reading pace. The new word reading section helps students read and spell words, gain word familiarisation, word meanings, and word use in sentences. Unfamiliar phrases show how to deduce meanings of phrases as used in a passage or in full sentences.

Listen and talk activity offers practice in listening and talking skills, turn taking, being attentive, oral comprehension, and use of non-verbal cues. Creative writing/composition writing exercises deliver practice in free-form writing, creative or critical thinking, and in composing coherent sentences.

Comprehension writing exercises test reading, memory, comprehension, and writing skills in response to questions within a passage.

The main characters in the reading passages are young children (5-12 years old), interacting with adults. All stories are set in Africa in present day (2018) or the past (1980).

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Basic Practising Skills in English: With Worksheets and Exercises

Basic Practising Skills in English: With Worksheets and Exercises is intended for primary school learners. Each of its ten chapters features a reading passage, a new word reading list, a list of unfamiliar phrases, a listen and talk activity, a free writing or creative exercise, and a comprehension writing exercise.

  • The reading passages provide practice in reading skills such as fluency, clarity, articulation, pronunciation, and fast reading pace.
  • The new word section helps students read and spell words, gain word familiarisation, word meanings, and word use in sentences.
  • Unfamiliar phrases show how to deduce meanings of phrases as used in a passage or in full sentences.
  • Listen and talk activity offers practice in listening and talking skills, turn taking, being attentive, oral comprehension, and use of non-verbal cues.
  • Creative writing/composition writing exercises deliver practice in free form writing, creative or critical thinking, and in composing coherent sentences.
  • Comprehension writing exercises test reading, memory, comprehension, and writing skills in response to questions within a passage.

 

Echoes of Wisdom: Poems for Children and Youth

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The anthology Echoes of Wisdom is a collection of poems written for children and youth that will guide and counsel them, helping them confront life challenges and make informed decisions in real-life situations.

The poems are grouped into five themes, including wisdom; school; guidance and counseling; life issues; and appreciation.

The poems under wisdom are about helping youth to mind how they talk, respect parents, be considerate to others, being honest, and about vigilance and careful consideration when making decisions.
The theme of school covers helping youth to be assertive in school issues like preparedness in learning, making maximum use of school time, personal talents, books, and appreciating themselves and others different from them.

Guidance and counseling consider being diligent, hardworking, respectful, thankful, considerate, purposeful and directional, so young people can prepare themselves fully for independent living.
The poems under life issues are about exercising kindness, sharing and taking responsibility of their own actions, making right choices, friends, and future lifestyles.

Poems about appreciation guide youth in appreciating others, their country, and life issues in general.

Contemporary Wisdom: Inspiring Poems

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Contemporary Wisdom: Inspiring Poems is an anthology of poetry about contemporary and real-life issues that influence the welfare of people in developing communities. It provides practical implications, sensitization, and strategies for overcoming life challenges.

The poems bring an awareness of the social issues and challenges facing developing nations. How social issues affect human welfare and the ways to overcome challenges are major concerns.

Contemporary Wisdom is written for people of all ages, but especially youth and adults.

The poems are grouped into five themes.

YOUTHFUL CONCERNS deal with young people making choices and their realistic use of talent in real-life situations.

The poems under the theme GENDER ISSUES reveal what is important to women, their natural capabilities, and their contributions in society. These poems consider how patriarchy, marriage, divorce, polygamy, and unfaithfulness especially affect women and children.

HEALTH ISSUES describe unhealthy lifestyles and eating habits, and delves into problems such as stressful situations, housing, budgeting, disease, and environmental management.

SOCIAL ISSUES address the social challenges of inflation, slavery, corruption, political instability, unstable environments, and family dynamics that influence the welfare of the people.

DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES analyze farming, mining, business ventures, employment, empowerment, leadership, and education. How people in communities make use of available resources contribute toward their overall development.

Behind the Scenes: A Collection of Short Stories

Behind the Scenes: A Collection of Short Stories features ten short stories that depict contemporary life situations during the hyper-inflationary period of Zimbabwe, Africa. It tells how people of different walks of life responded to the economic situation, while showing the effects of the prevailing economic hardship and how people are immersed in it.

“If Only You Know” portrays critical shortages of basic commodities and equipment in community institutions.

“The Phone Call” depicts a husband and wife separated by the country’s economic situation. The wife in the diaspora no longer understands Zimbabwe’s economic situation, where her husband still lives.

“Diaspora” explains different perspectives of upward mobility as well as diaspora social issues.

“Committed Lodger” tells how some Africans have failed to take advantage of opportunities at their disposal to improve their welfare.

“Crossing the Border” shows how opportunities and challenges as the effects of economic hardships lead to migration.

“She Learnt It the Hard Way” illustrates irresponsible young people unconscious of their future so they negate social values.

“Poverty” reveals how people respond to economic hardships.

“Journey to Mozambique” highlights people’s migration as a response to critical shortages of basic commodities.

“The Chief” describes the moral decay and cultural conflict that can come with globalisation.

“Beyond Christianity” exposes religious sect leaders who take advantage of people’s problems and then abuse them for personal material gains.

About the Author

Kundisai MuditaKundisai Mudita taught in various primary schools from 1991 until she joined Great Zimbabwe University as an assistant lecturer in 2009. Currently, she is a lecturer within the department of special needs education.