Treeland: the Land of Laughter

2010 First Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Tanzania
Publisher: 
Mkuki Na Nyota
Pub Date: 
October 2015
Pages: 
122
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-9987-08-054-0
Price: 
$18.00

Treeland is an imaginary land in an imaginary era.  It is populated by a jolly people that love two things above everything else:  laughter and trees, hence, Treeland: The Land of Laughter.  As Treeland’s warrior King Majabe nears 100 years and despite his smiling and laughing face, he is worried for not having a male heir.  He has a willful, assertive, charming and very beautiful daughter, Princess Zuri, but in Treeland, daughters are not expected to reign.

A struggle of wills and wits ensues between Zuri and her father and the age-old patriarchal traditions that he represents.  This tale is at once traditional and current, conventional and unconventional, modern and post-modern, existential but optimistic.  Treeland: The Land of Laughter is a novel intended for young people, but readers of all ages will also enjoy it.

 

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Treeland is an imaginary land in an imaginary era.  It is populated by a jolly people that love two things above everything else:  laughter and trees, hence, Treeland: The Land of Laughter.  As Treeland’s warrior King Majabe nears 100 years and despite his smiling and laughing face, he is worried for not having a male heir.  He has a willful, assertive, charming and very beautiful daughter, Princess Zuri, but in Treeland, daughters are not expected to reign.

A struggle of wills and wits ensues between Zuri and her father and the age-old patriarchal traditions that he represents.  This tale is at once traditional and current, conventional and unconventional, modern and post-modern, existential but optimistic.  Treeland: The Land of Laughter is a novel intended for young people, but readers of all ages will also enjoy it.

 

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