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Author of the Month


The Library Display corner will display the works of the " Author of the Month" every month. This display will give you more information about the authors, their works and provide immediate access to the available resources

September 2018


Rowena Akinyemi is British, and after many years in Africa, she now lives and works in Cambridge. She was worked in English Language Teaching for twenty years, in Africa and England, and has been writing ELT fiction for ten years. Love or money? Was her first story for the Oxford Bookworms Library, and she has now written several other stories for the series, including Remeber Miranda and The Witches of Pendle (both at Stage 1). She has also written books for children. One of her favourite pastimes is reading detective stories.

Books by Rowena Akinyemi

  1. Cry Freedom
  2. Love or Money?     
  3. Remember Miranda        
  4. Nelson Mandela     
  5. I, Robot: Short Stories     
  6. The Witches of Pendle
  7. Gandhi 
  8. Under the Moon    
  9. The Children of the New Forest
  10. Rainforests
  11. Deadlock
  12. Reflex
  13. A stroke of luck
  14. Nigeria and the world
  15. The hole in the hedge

January 2018



David Nunan (born 11 October 1949 in Broken Hill, Australia) is an Australian linguist who has focused on the teaching of English. He is the author of the ELT textbook series "Go For It!".

Nunan's academic and student textbooks are published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Anaheim University Press, Palgrave/Macmillan, and the EFL publishing division of Cengage Learning. Nunan is Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Anaheim University based in Anaheim, California. Nunan serves in a concurrent role as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Anaheim University where he has worked since 1996.

David Nunan 


In 2002 Nunan received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education through Anaheim University. In 2003 he was ranked the 7th most influential Australian in Asia by Business Review Weekly, and in 2005 he was named one of the top "50 Australians who Matter". In November 2006 Nunan was awarded the Convocation medal for outstanding achievement and contribution internationally to the profession of Teaching English as a second language, from Flinders University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Education and Linguistics. In December 2006 Nunan was invited by the Australian Prime Minister to attend the Advance Leading 100 Global Australians Summit in Sydney, Australia.

Books by David Nunan


September-November 2017

Richard Templar

Richard Templar is the pen name of a British author who has written several self-development books. He shares his "path to success" in a series of books, in which 100 simple "Rules" are presented to achieve success: be it in business, money, or life in general. Rules are typically presented on two pages, making the books easy to read, and suitable for dipping into at random.


  • The Rules of Management: The Definitive Guide to Managerial Success (Paperback - 30 Nov 2004)
  • The Rules of Life: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Kind of Life (2005)
  • The Rules of Wealth: A Personal Code for Prosperity (2006)
  • The Rules of Parenting: A Personal Code of Raising Happy, Confident Children (2008)
  • The Rules of Love: A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships (2009)
  • The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Personal Success (2010)
  • How To Get Things Done (without trying too hard), Expanded Edition (2009)
  • How to Spend Less Without Being Miserable (2009)


Books available in ECAE library collection

January-February 2017

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz (Arabicنجيب محفوظ‎‎ Nagīb Maḥfūẓ; December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literatureHe published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films.Mahfouz was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature, the only Arab writer to have won the award. Shortly after winning the prize Mahfouz was quoted as saying "The Nobel Prize has given me, for the first time in my life, the feeling that my literature could be appreciated on an international level. The Arab world also won the Nobel with me. I believe that international doors have opened, and that from now on, literate people will consider Arab literature also. We deserve that recognition.

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The Son of two civilizations

November-December 2016

Patricia Cornwell


Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is a contemporary American crime writer. She is widely known for writing a popular series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.


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Books by Cornwell


September-October 2016

Dr. Bashar Al Kahwaji


Dr. Bashar Al Kahwaji is working as Assistant Professor, Language & Culture Division at Emirates College for Advanced Education. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Education & Pedagogies Comparison, Daa’wa University Institute, Beirut, Lebanon. MA in Fundamentals of Religion, Tripoli University, Lebanon. Higher Diploma in Philosophy and Religion, Specialist Studies High Institute, Damascus, Syria. Bachelor of Science, Arabic Language and Islamic Studies, Daa'wa College, Damascus, Syria. Besides, he also holds a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Al Ain University - UAE. He has authored nine published books in educational, social, and religious fields. Besides, he has twelve research publications.

Dr. Bashar's works are available here


April -May 2016

Dr. Myint Swe Khine

Myint Swe Khine is a Professor of Education at Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi. He received his Master degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA and the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. He also received a Doctor of Education from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He has published a wide array of academic journals and has edited many books. Recent publications include Science Education in East Asia, Learning to Play: Exploring the Future of Education with Video Games (Peter Lang, New York, USA),Advances in Nature of Science Research: Concepts and Methodologies (Netherlands: Springer) and Perspectives on Scientific Argumentation: Theory, Practice and Research .