review by Mala Raman
At our last discussion evening, we talked about our very challenging read, The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie. While most of us did not finish the book, all agreed that Mr. Rushdie does not make it easy for his readers.
The quick plot summary: Just before dawn one winter’s morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two figures, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years, plummet from the sky, washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, and proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams, and revelations.
So why did most of us try so hard with The Satanic Verses? (more…)
The Tilburg International Primary School – TIPS for short – is coming!
The International School Eindhoven (ISE), together with the Jan Ligthartgroep in Tilburg, is working on a dependence for English language primary education in Tilburg. This school will be located in the Jan Ligthart School – Huibeven (Glimmenstraat 7) and will have an international curriculum, the education being completely under the direction of the ISE.
Children between the ages of 4 and 10 years old (11 years upon leaving) are welcome and the groupings will be dependent upon the number of students. TIPS will be opening its doors in the Reeshof in August 2013.
To register your child or for more information, see the school website: www.isecampus.nl
You can also request a brochure via the website.