Leaves of the Banyan Tree (Talanoa: contemporary Pacific literature)

Leaves of the Banyan Tree (Talanoa: contemporary Pacific literature)

By: Albert Wendt (author)Paperback

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An epic spanning three generations, Leaves of the Banyan Tree tells the story of a family and community in Western Samoa, exploring on a grand scale such universal themes as greed, corruption, colonialism, exploitation, and revenge. Winner of the 1980 New Zealand Wattie Book of the Year Award, it is considered a classic work of Pacific literature.

About Author

Maualaivao Albert Wendt CNZM is an esteemed writer who has been an influential figure in the development of New Zealand and Pacific writing since the 1970s. His verse novel The Adventures of Vela won the Commonwealth Writers' regional prize and his co-edited anthology Whetu Moana won the Montana NZ Book Award for Reference & Anthology.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780824815844
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780824815844
  • ISBN10: 082481584X

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