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Amos Tutuola - Early history, Writing, Selected bibliography, For further information

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Novelist, born in Abeokuta, SW Nigeria. He was celebrated in the West as the author of The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952), a transcription in pidgin English prose of an oral tale of his own invention. Later novels in the same manner included My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1954), The Brave African Huntress (1958), Ajaiyi and His Inherited Poverty (1967), and The Wild Hunter in the Bush of Ghosts (1989).

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