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Amos Tutuola

Harold Reeves Collins

Amos Tutuola

by Harold Reeves Collins

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Published by Twayne Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria
    • Subjects:
    • Tutuola, Amos -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • Nigeria -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 137-140.

      Statementby Harold R. Collins.
      SeriesTwayne"s world authors series, 62.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6070.U8 Z6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination146 p.
      Number of Pages146
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5632859M
      LC Control Number68059050

      Amos Tutuola was born on J in Abeokuta, Nigeria, into the family of Charles Tutuola Odegbami and Esther Aina Tutuola, who were Christian cocoa farmers. Education At the age of seven he became a servant for F.O. Monu, an Igbo man, who sent Tutuola to the Salvation Army primary school in lieu of wages. Amos Tutuola () Reading the book today, one wonders whether Tutuola's unusual literary career would have been quite the same if The Wild Hunter in the Bush ef the Ghosts had been his first published book. In most respects it closely resembles his later books.

      Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Pauper Brawler and Slanderer by Amos Tutuola Paperback Book at the best online prices . The Palm-Wine Drinkard () About book: This is a fascinating book, in many ways unlike anything I have ever read and yet also very familiar. The book is narrated by the Drinkard. The first thing that strikes you (within the opening sentences) is that this is a non-judgemental world.

      Sandra Newman on why Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard is the best book of Published in , the Nigerian author Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard tells the story of a man who is such a dedicated drunk that when his personal palm-wine tapster dies, cutting off his supply, he goes on a quest into the bush to find the Dead’s.   Since then has published 24 in-depth essays I wrote about This month’s column is an appreciation of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola. This book’s unusualness is.


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Amos Tutuola, (bornAbeokuta, Nigeria—died June 8,Ibadan, Nigeria), Nigerian author of richly inventive is best known for the novel The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads’ Town (), which was the first Nigerian book to achieve international fame.

Tutuola had only six years of formal schooling and wrote. The Palm-wine Drinkard is a myth and cannot really be read as a novel. It is in style and contents very similar to the numerous myths relayed by Joseph Campbell in his volumes of Mythology, The Masks of God.

But Amos Tutola offers no explanations and so the reader is left in the by: Amos Tutuola has 24 books on Goodreads with ratings. Amos Tutuola’s most popular book is The Palm-Wine Drinkard. Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, was acquired by T.

Eliot and published by Faber in. Amos Tutuola is an amazing author. His vivid descriptions in this story leaves the reader wondering sometimes if it really is fiction, even though on the surface, intellectually, one knows it is.

The reader can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste all of the things that the author describes/5(9). Tutuola's second book, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, is an improvement on the first, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, in terms of plotting, but the earlier one scores high on spontaneity & exuberance.

Both Amos Tutuola book with a young boy, facing a series of strange & fantastic adventures, learning to outwit his adversaries (who come in all shapes & sizes /5.

Amos Tutuola Amos Tutuola book — ) was a largely self-taught Nigerian writer who became internationally praised for books based in part on Yoruba folktales, especially the phantasmagorical classic The Palm-Wine Drinkard ().Welsh poet Dylan Thomas called the novel “thronged, grisly and bewitching,” bringing it even more attention.

From the perspective. The Palm-Wine Drinkard Homework Help Questions. What is the style in The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola. Amos Tutuola was a Nigerian of. This book reminded me of the ‘Ananse the Spider’ folktales, but The Palm-Wine Drinkard is a more extreme and exaggerated type of folktale.

The story-line got better when I gave this book a second try after abandoning it for sometime. Amos Tutuola is a great writer with a freaky imagination. Excerpts with strange, cringe-worthy descriptions. The Palm-Wine Drinkard, in full The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead’s Town, novel by Amos Tutuola, published in and since translated into many n in the English of the Yoruba oral tradition, the novel was the first Nigerian book to achieve international fame.

The story is a classic quest tale in which the hero, a lazy boy. Posted in African & Arabian, Favourites, Gothic/Grotesque, Surrealism and tagged africa, amos tutuola, book, death, humour, my life in the bush of ghosts, nigeria, review on Novem by booksyo.

2 Comments Post navigation ←. Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria. He received his elementary education at a Salvation Army school and has lived mostly at Ibadan, where he was for a long time a messenger. His highly controversial reputation as a writer is based on his unique style, a type of pidgin English.

Book Descriptions: The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared init aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African (Nigeria) Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure.

Tutuola: The Man Amos Tutuola was born in in Abeokuta, a city of about 64 miles from Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, and passed on to the “Deads’ Town” (to borrow his own terminology), on Saturday, June 7,having lived a long, fruitful, and often controversial life.

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Paperback. When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared init was presented without introduction yet aroused exceptional worldwide ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. pages. Seller Inventory # Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, a large town in Western Nigeria.

His father, Charles Tutuola, was was a farmer. His first folk stories Tutuola heard at his Yoruba-speaking mother's knee. When he was about 7 years old, one of his father's cousins took him to live as a servant with F.O.

Monu, an Ibe man. The Palm-wine Drinkard | Tutuola, Amos | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Looking for books by Amos Tutuola? See all books authored by Amos Tutuola, including The Palm-Wine Drinkard & My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and The Palm-wine Drinkard, and more on Justification Many researchers have worked on Amos Tutuola’s the Palmwine Drinkard discussing different issues such as Ajayi A.

() “Language and style in Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-wine Drunkard” brought out to appreciate the asteriated use of language in the book and also Baiyerohi, P. () “Folklore in Amos Tutuola’s “The.In attempting to convey the imagination and experiences lived by his people, Amos Tutuola wrote a novel, The Palm Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts(),that earned him both encomium and opprobrium.

In this novel, he communicates not only the attitudes and value systems of his characters but also their speech mannerisms/5(41).