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Stars of the Long Night

by Tanure Ojaide

Set in the Niger Delta this novel tells the tale of a women's struggle for equality in a traditional patriachal society. Against the backdrop of a once-in-a-generation festival at which the one chosen by the gods performs the dance of "the mother mask", Ojaide weaves a tale of suspense while at the same time displaying the traditions and religious beliefs that define the area.

ISBN 9789788422495 | 278 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2012 | Malthouse Press, Nigeria | Paperback

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"... the master craftsman at work, effortlessly displaying before us the rich tapestry of the customs, the traditions and the religious beliefs that define the Niger Delta."

Professor Steve Ogude, Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

"In this new novel Tanure Ojaide further solidifies his reputation as novelist. Here is a mythical tale, emblematic of women's successful struggle for equality in a traditional patriarchal society."

Prof. Odun Balogun, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, USA

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