Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Orality & History in the Work of Rev. Samuel Johnson, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka & Ben Okri

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Indiana University Press, 1997 - History - 180 pages
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Contents

Nutritive Junctures
20
Treasures of an Opulent Fancy
44
The Space of Transformations
65
Narrative Through a Prism of Indigenous Beliefs
101
Harvesting the Folkloric Intuition
121
Conclusions Reflections
157
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About the author (1997)

Ato Quayson is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and a Lecturer in Commonwealth and International Literature in English.

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