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Leaves of the Banyan Tree

Leaves of the Banyan Tree

Author(s): Albert Wendt

Location(s): Samoa

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century

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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

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