The Witch-Herbalist of the Remote Town
A stunning reissue of Amos Tutuola’s final novel, The Witch-Herbalist of the Remote Town, along with the release of Tutuola’s complete works into ebook for the first time.
We are temporarily only able to ship Faber Shop orders to addresses in the UK.
After four years of marriage, the brave hunter of the Rocky Town and his beautiful wife, Lola, are still without a child. Equipped with juju, sharpened machete, bow and poisonous arrows, flints and thunderbolts, he sets off in search of the Witch-Herbalist’s medicine. For six years he journeys, conquering or escaping from such haunting characters as the Abnormal Squatting Man of the Jungle and the Crazy Removable-Headed Wild Man. Finally he reaches the Remote Town of the Witch-Mother and is given medicine for his wife, but on the way home he makes a decision with interesting consequences.
Browse a selection of books we think you might also like, with genre matches and a few wildcards thrown in.