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Long Drums and Cannons

Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists, 1952-1966



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Long Drums and Cannons by Margaret Laurence
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This is a fascinating study of African postcolonial writing, written by Laurence after her early years in Africa. Her comments on the early writings of well-known Nigerian authors also provide insights into her early African writings and her later Canadian works. She also explores the works of then little-known authors. This new edition of 'Long Drums and Cannons', originally published in 1968 and long out-of-print, also contains Laurence's previously unpublished essay 'Tribalism As Us Versus Them', which provides Laurence's own postscript to her book. Up-to-date biographies with a list of works for each of the writers, detailed annotations to the original text, and a glossary complete this edition. A classic of early postcolonial criticism, of interest to Laurence's wide readership and to anyone interested in African literature.

Author Biography

Margaret Laurence
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2001
Volume editor Nora Foster Stovel
Country of Publication
University of Alberta Press
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