Ajantala, the Noxious Guest: From Don't Pay Bad for Bad & Other Stories

Amos Tutuola (1920 – 1997) was a largely self-taught Nigerian writer who became internationally praised for books based in part on Yoruba folktales, especially the phantasmagorical The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952). Welsh poet Dylan Thomas called the novel “thronged, grisly and bewitching,” bringing it even more attention.  Tutuola was criticized in Nigeria for the novel’s “primitive” […]

The Palm-Wine Drinkard Excerpt: Dead Babies and Terrible Creatures in Bag

Amos Tutuola (1920 – 1997) was a Nigerian writer who became internationally praised for books based in part on Yoruba folktales, especially the phantasmagorical classic The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952), from which this excerpt is taken. Use of the excerpt here is expressly as promotion for our e-book anthology ODD?, in which it appears, and  usage here is […]