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Poetry African

A Tree for Poverty

by (author) Margaret Laurence

introduction by Donex Xiques

Publisher
ECW Press
Initial publish date
Sep 1993
Category
African
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550221770
    Publish Date
    Sep 1993
    List Price
    $16.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770901421
    Publish Date
    Sep 1993
    List Price
    $12.00

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Originally published in a small edition in 1954, A Tree for Poverty was Margaret Laurence's first published book. In this new edition, Laurence's collection of Somali poems and stories is accompanied with a discussion of her life in Africa and her in-depth investigation of the oral tradition of Somali literature.

About the authors

Margaret Laurence was born in 1926 in Neepawa, Manitoba. She published her first novel, This Side of Jordan (one of several works to be set in Africa), in 1960. The Stone Angel, published in 1964, was her second novel. It was an immediate success, as were her four subsequent Manawaka novels: A Jest of God (which won the 1967 Governor General's Award and was later made into the film Rachel, Rachel), The Fire Dwellers, A Bird in the House, and The Diviners — winner of the 1974 Governor General's Award. In 1971, Laurence was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. Remembered also as a peace activist, she died in 1987.

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