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Laurent Dubois is Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University. In The Banjo: America’s African Instrument (Harvard University Press), Dubois invites us to listen afresh to one of America’s iconic folk instruments. Attuned to a rich heritage spanning continents and cultures, Laurent Dubois traces the banjo from humble origins, revealing how it became one of the great stars of American musical life