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Tutuola, Amos

Tutuola, Amos, 1920–97, Nigerian novelist, noted for his idiosyncratic use of Yoruba legend and fantasy in tales written in vernacular African English. His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drunkard (1952), is probably his best known.

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