The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories

Amos Tutuola


The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories

The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories

  • Title: The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories
  • Author: Amos Tutuola
  • ISBN: 9780571142156
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback



A collection of stories drawn from Yoruba legend and tradition, containing characters from folklore, archetypal figures from Yoruba society and the supernatural Born in Nigeria, Amos Tutuola s other works include The Palm Wine Drunkard.


Recent Comments "The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories"

A late collection of shorts (1990) which lack the dazzle and the magic of the early Tutuola. One suspects that they would have benefited from being strung together into a novel. Several stories here will be familiar from other contexts.

hey i'm the only one on with this book. it's because i had to buy it for like $2 from engaldn. definitely not as cool as other tutuola books so dont sweat it if you cant be as cool as me and own it.Then, frighteningly, he said, 'But as you are a man, how are you going to deliver your pregnancy? This is a big problem for you.'

Found the stories hilarious, but with moral undertones.

Story story: story

Short stories written by Amos Tutuola who passed away in 1997. He was a Nigerian man, who became famous for writing stories based on old Yoruba folk tales. He had a very limited education, but was a wonderful storyteller. Some tales were delightful, some strange. While there was a lesson to be learned from most, sometimes the circumstances at the end of the story were most dire! Somewhat a little different from Aesop's. Would recommend if you love African writers, particularly those of fairy or [...]

perfect for what it is, which is a way of trying to take in tribal knowledge (of the Yoruba, of which Tutuola was apparently one) Christian teachings and liberal humanist idealism and transform it into something which engages and entertains. thought provoking, wise, refreshingly unpredictable

Sadly these stories suffer the curse of not matching the brilliance and zest of The Palm Wine Drinkard.


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