ISBN 9789966464125
Pages 88
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 1960
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

The Drummer Boy

by Cyprian Ekwensi

A Talented blind drummer boy and singer moved from place to place entertaining people with his performance. But deep down there is an undisclosed unhappiness. Why is Akin unhappy? Who amoung his friends can he trust in his search for true happiness?
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About the Author

Cyprian Ekwensi

Cyprian Ekwensi wrote hundreds of short stories, radio and television scripts, and several dozen novels, including children's books. His 1954 People of the City was the first book by a Nigerian to garner international attention. His most successful novel was Jagua Nana (1961), about a Pidgin-speaking Nigerian woman who leaves her husband to work as a prostitute in a city and falls in love with a teacher. He also wrote a sequel to this, Jagua Nana's Daughter.

In 1968, he received the Dag Hammarskjöld International Prize in Literature. In 2006, he became a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

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