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Tutuola, Amos

Works: 129 works in 626 publications in 22 languages and 11,392 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Manuscripts  Pictorial works  Action and adventure fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR9387.9.T8, 823
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The palm-wine drinkard and his dead palm-wine tapster in the Dead's Town by Amos Tutuola( Book )

114 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Nigeria ; Märchen (20. Jh.)
My life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola( Book )

92 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 fantastic 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."--Back cover
Pauper, brawler, and slanderer by Amos Tutuola( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the Yoruba folk tradition, Amos Tutuola's tales combine the resonance of universal myth with reflections on a range of human vagaries. The leading characters are all forced to embark on journeys of no return. There is a ploughing competition for the hand of the beautiful Popondoro, and the reign of Pauper and Slanderer in the town of women is inevitably brief. This is Tutuola at his most vivid, funny and imaginative
The witch-herbalist of the remote town by Amos Tutuola( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because they have had no children after four years of marriage, a hunter embarks on a six-year quest in search of the Witch-Mother, who can provide a cure for infertility
Feather woman of the jungle by Amos Tutuola( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[T]he people of a Yoruba village gather on ten memorable nights to hear the stories and wisdom of their chief."--Back cover
The brave African huntress by Amos Tutuola( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Mongolian and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 18-year-old Adebisi inherits her father's hunting profession, she searches for her four brothers who vanished in the Jungle of the Pygmies before she was born
Simbi and the satyr of the dark jungle by Amos Tutuola( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simbi and the Satyr of the Dark Jungle is the fabulous tale of Simbi, a rich and beautiful girl with a wonderful singing voice. She tires of her comfortable lifestyle, and decides that she must come to know poverty and punishment. The story tells, with terrifying imagination and comic invention, of how she achieves this experience and how, in the end, she escapes from it.Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920. His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, was acquired by T. S. Eliot and published by Faber in 1952
The palm-wine drinkard ; and, My life in the bush of ghosts by Amos Tutuola( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghosts live in the center of the jungle and this tells of what happens to the mortals who venture into the world of the ghosts
The village witch doctor & other stories by Amos Tutuola( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories drawn from Yoruba legend and tradition, containing characters from folklore, archetypal figures from Yoruba society and the supernatural
Ajaiyi and his inherited poverty by Amos Tutuola( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of Ajaiyi, a man born into poverty who is determined to improve his situation. In the hope of finding the money he needs, he travels through unfamiliar lands filled with strange creatures. He meets the Spirit of Fire with its huge feathered head and flaming body, and receives assistance from a wizard and a unicorn. Yet, in the end, the answer to his woes is not far from home."--Publisher's website:
The wild hunter in the Bush of the Ghosts by Amos Tutuola( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoruba folktales by Amos Tutuola( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortællinger - fra Nigeria - hvis handling bygger på Yoruba-eventyr i mundtlig tradition
The palmwine drinkard = Òmùtí : opera by Amos Tutuola( Book )

47 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andanzas de un bebedor empedernido en busca del paradero de su sangrador de vino, fallecido repentinamente, en la tierra de los muertos
Winds of change : modern short stories from black Africa by Noel Machin( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Palmweintrinker : ein Märchen von der Goldküste by Amos Tutuola( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in German and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is what hatred did by Cristina De Middel( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En los años sesenta, el viejo pueblo de un niño nigeriano de cinco años fue atacado por soldados. Su madre lo había dejado solo en casa y tuvo que escapar corriendo de las bombas y el fuego. Salvó su vida adentrándose en La Maleza, ese territorio mágico prohibido a los humanos donde viven y luchan los espíritus yoruba. Nuestro niño pasó más de 30 años en La Maleza, rodeado de muerte y espíritus, tratando de encontrar el camino de vuelta a casa. Se casó dos veces, fue rey, dios y esclavo, fue vaca, caballo, cabra, comió oro, plata y bronce, caracoles y serpientes. Combatió en dos guerras y fue condenado a muerte seis veces. "This is what hatred did" es la lapidaria frase con la que termina la novela de Amos Tutuola "Mi vida en la maleza de los fantasmas" (My life in the bush of), publicada en 1954, por la que tuvo que abandonar Nigeria debido a las violentas reacciones que produjo. Asimismo, es el punto de partida de la versión que la fotógrafa Cristina De Middel ha hecho de la tenebrosa historia en las calles de Makoko, un barrio flotante de la ciudad de Lagos en Nigeria. Allí conviven los espíritus con los humanos que no logran escapar, los ritos como algo cotidiano y una atmósfera que da pie a un relato fantasmagórico. El libro resultante de este proyecto que combina la historia original del autor nigeriano con la realidad de un país que sufre la pesada carga del estereotipo africano, juega con la doble narrativa que ofrecen el texto y la imagen, así como con las diferentes capas de significado que la unión de ambos producen. Una zona gris entre lo documental y lo ficticio que pretende arrojar algo de luz a la realidad de un continente cada vez más opaco."
Il cacciatore e la donna-elefante by Amos Tutuola( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il bevitore di vino di palma : romanzo by Amos Tutuola( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1961 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit liv i åndernes skov by Amos Tutuola( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amos Tutuola by Harold Reeves Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuusankosken Kaupunginkirjasto provides information about the Nigerian writer Amos Tutuola (1920-1997), who write in English, and is best remembered for his novel entitled "The Palm-wine Drunkard," which was published in 1952. Kuusankosken Kaupunginkirjasto presents a biographical sketch of Tutuola and a selected bibliography of his published works. Tutuola's books include "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" (1954), "The Feather Woman of the Jungle" (1962), and "Witch-Herbalist of the Remote Town" (1981)
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Pauper, brawler, and slanderer
Alternative Names
Amos Tutuola écrivain nigérien

Amos Tutuola escriptor nigerià

Amos Tutuola escritor nigeriano

Amos Tutuola Nigerian writer

Amos Tutuola nigerianischer Schriftsteller

Amos Tutuola nigeriansk författare

Amos Tutuola nigeriansk skribent

Amos Tutuola schrijver uit Nigeria (1920-1997)

Amos Tutuola scriitor nigerian

Amos Tutuola scrittore nigeriano

Tutuola, A.

Tutuola, Amos.

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Тутуола, Амос

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Pauper, brawler, and slandererSimbi and the satyr of the dark jungleThe palm-wine drinkard ; and, My life in the bush of ghostsThe village witch doctor & other storiesYoruba folktalesThe palmwine drinkard = Òmùtí : operaRelocating agency : modernity and African letters