Treeland: The Land of Laughter

Genre : Children's literature

Book ISBN number : 978-9987-08-054-0

Year : 2010
Principal country concerned : Column : Literature

Novel by Mkama Mwijarubi.

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. Between peals of laughter Treelanders tend their trees with forests and loving care. They never cut down trees, or act in any way that would destroy their natural environment. This tale is at once traditional and current, concventionsal and unconventional, moder and post-modern, existential but optimistic.

Treeland: The Land of Laughter is a novel intended for young people, but readers of all ages will enjoy it.

Treeland: The Land of Laughter won the first prize in the Burt Award for African Literautre writing competition in 2009.


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