Amos Tutuola

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Birthday
20, 1920
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Jun 8, 1997 (76)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1920
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Jun 8, 1997 (76)

About

Twentieth-century Nigerian author who is best known for his 1952 novel The Palm-Wine Drinkard. Many of his works, including My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, were based on folk stories of the Yoruba people.

Before Fame

He worked for several years as a blacksmith for the Nigerian Royal Air Force.

Trivia

Despite having only attended school for six years, he wrote three acclaimed novels.

Family Life

He married Victoria Alake in 1947; they became parents to four daughters and four sons.

Associated With

Musicians Brian Eno and David Bryne named their 1981 album, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, after Tutuola's 1954 novel of the same title.