Amos Tutuola

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Amos Tutuola
BirthplaceAbeokuta, Nigeria
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Tutuola, Amos


Born June 1920 in Abeokuta. Nigerian writer.

Tutuola, who writes in English, is the author of The Palm-wine Drinkard (1952), My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1954), Simbi and the Satyr of the Dark Jungle (1955; Russian translation, The Adventures of Simbi, 1968), and Feather Woman of the Jungle (1962; Russian translation, 1968). Tutuola’s works are based on oral legends and folklore motifs of the Yoruban people.


Ajaiyi and His Inherited Poverty. London, 1967.


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