By Amos Tutuola
This is often the tale of Ajaiyi, a guy born into poverty who's made up our minds to enhance his state of affairs. within the wish of discovering the money he wishes, he travels via surprising lands jam-packed with unfamiliar beings. He meets the Spirit of fireplace with its large feathered head and flaming physique, and gets the aid of a wizard and a unicorn. but, after all, the reply to his woes isn't really faraway from domestic.
Amos Tutuola was once born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920. His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, used to be got by means of T. S. Eliot and released by means of Faber in 1952.
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Reference to the east is an oblique way of saying Shona speaking people or people from Mashonaland. Apparently when spoken to in Venda or Ndebele they respond by saying ‘Handinzwi’ which is Shona for ‘I do not understand’. ‘Locals’ expressed frustration at outsiders whose attitude was apparently forcing ‘local’ languages underground since Shona is spoken everywhere in the streets and in informal sector transactions in Beitbridge. ’ Some respondents also pointed out that one can tell locals from outsiders through accents.
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Ajaiyi and His Inherited Poverty by Amos Tutuola