Pauper, Brawler and Slanderer (Paperback)

Amos Tutuola


Vivid, funny, wise and hugely imaginative, Amos Tutuola's Pauper, Brawler and Slanderer cleverly combines universal myth with a range of inexplicably changing human emotions.

All forced to embark on journeys of no return, leading to incidents and adventures in classic Tutuola style, the leading characters involve themselves in a ploughing competition for the hand of the beautiful Popondoro, and the reign of Pauper and Slanderer in the town of women is inevitably a brief one.

Penned with Tutuola's quintessential children's tale-esque charm, the My Life in the Bush of Ghosts author expertly exhibits his heavily metaphorical and brilliantly unique writing style. A great introduction to Yoruba folk tradition.

This book has been hand-picked for the Book People's FaberShop, in partnership with Faber & Faber.

Product Details

  • Product code: AKJDG
  • ISBN: 9780571316908
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 14.5cm
  • Pages: 240
  • Publish date: Thu Jul 03 00:00:00 BST 2014
  • Book points: 7


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