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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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Author: Amos Tutuola
Publisher: Faber and Faber, 2014
Faber and Faber, 1954

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Magical Realism
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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.


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