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” style, seen to […]

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 granted by the […]