The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories

The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories

by Amos Tutuola

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Overview

The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories by Amos Tutuola

Yoruba legend and culture were the source of much of Amos Tutuola's writing and the stories collected here are no exception. They feature characters from folklore, archetypal figures from Yoruba society, supernatural or magical happenings, acute human observation and often a moral point. Their very titles - from 'The Duckling Brothers and their Disobedient Sister' to 'Don't Pay Bad for Bad' - are evocative of a unique blend of tradition and imagination, which belongs to the same universal culture as Aesop and the Brothers Grimm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571311330
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 169 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920. The son of a cocoa farmer, he attended several schools before training as a blacksmith. He later worked as a civil servant. His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, was published in 1952 and brought him international recognition. From 1956 until retirement, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Company while continuing to write. His last book, The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories, was published in 1990. He died in Ibadan in 1997.

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