My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is 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.
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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.
‘Tutuola … has the immediate intuition of a creative artist working by spell and incantation.’ V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman
Tutuola . . . has the immediate intuition of a creative artist working by spell and incantation.
Who wouldn't want to get enveloped in a fog of magical delight? Tutuola's second novel is what Alice in Wonderland could have been if Lewis Carroll had imagined a world haunted by outrageous beasts and ghouls.
The novel charts the adventures of a little boy lost in an enchanted forest. His search for the way back home seem to take him deeper and deeper into secret colonies of creatures living in a plane of reality at odds with human life.
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