My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954. It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terrifying beings. He is captured by ghosts, buried alive and wrapped up in spider webs, but after several years he marries and accepts his new existence. With the appearance of the television-handed ghostess, however, comes a possible route of escape.
A stunning reissue of Amos Tutuola's debut novel, first published by Faber in 1952, along with the release of Tutuola's complete works into ebook for the first time.
Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920. His first novel, The Palm Wine Drinkard, was published in 1952 and brought him international recognition. From 1956 until retirement, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Company while continuing to write. His last book,The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories, was published in 1990. He died in Ibadan in 1997.