TUTUOLA, Amos (Late)

writer, born June 20, 1920, Abeokuta, Ogun State; married Victoria Alake 1947, four sons, four daughters; Education: Salvation Army School, 1932,1936, Lagos High School, 1934, Anglican Central School, Ipose- Ake, Abeokuta, 1938-39; became trainee black smith, Lagos, 1940; joined Royal Air Force (during the Second World War), Lagos, 1942-45; Messenger, Department of Labour, Lagos; Store-Keeper and Clerk, Nigerian Broad casting Corporation (now Federal Radio Cor poration of Nigeria, FRCN), 1957; Visiting fellow, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, 1979; Recipient: Honorary Citizenship of New Orleans, USA, 1983; Publications: The Palm-Wine Drinkard (London, Faber and Faber, 1952), My Life in the Bush ofGhosts (London, Faber and Faber, 1954), Simbi and the Satyr of the Dark Jungle (London, Faber and Faber, 1958), Feather Woman of the Jungle (London, Faber and Faber, 1962), Ajayi and His Inherited Poverty, 1967, The WitchHerbalist ofthe Remote Town, 1980, Pauper, Brawler and Slanderer, 1987; Hobbies: farming, writing; Official Address: PO Box 2251, Ibadan, Oyo State.
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