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Amos Tutuola My Life in the Bush of Ghosts ISBN 13: 9780394173245

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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954. It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terrifying beings. He is captured by ghosts, buried alive and wrapped up in spider webs, but after several years he marries and accepts his new existence. With the appearance of the television-handed ghostess, however, comes a possible route of escape. "Tutuola ...has the immediate intuition of a creative artist working by spell and incantation." (V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman).

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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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  • PublisherGrove Press
  • Publication date1971
  • ISBN 10 0394173244
  • ISBN 13 9780394173245
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages174
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