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Tree for Poverty

Margaret Laurence

9781550221770
145 pages
Ecw Press
Overview
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.
Author Bio
Margaret Laurence (1926–1987) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature. She was also a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.