The Village Witch Doctor And Other Stories by Amos TutuolaThe Village Witch Doctor And Other Stories by Amos Tutuola

The Village Witch Doctor And Other Stories

byAmos Tutuola

Paperback | January 27, 2015

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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.
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...
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Title:The Village Witch Doctor And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 4.98 × 0.34 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571316883

ISBN - 13:9780571316885

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