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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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London: Faber and Faber, 1964. First paperback ed. Octavo in white wraps printed in green and orange; 174 pages 18 cm. Fine; as new. Paperback.

Faber paper covered editions; Variation: Faber paper covered editions. [series].

The adventures of an African boy who strays into the world of the dead where his is lost for twenty-four years. Incorporates many unrecorded African myths.

Contents: The Meaning of "Bad" and "Good" -- In the Bush of Ghosts -- The Smelling-Ghost -- My Life in the 7th Town of Ghosts -- My Life with Cows -- A Cola Saved Me -- At a Ghost Mother's Birthday Function -- My First Wedding Day in the Bush of Ghosts -- On my Way to the 9th Town of Ghosts -- River-Ghosts. Gala-day under the River -- In the 20th Town of Ghosts -- In the Spider's Web Bush -- The Short Ghosts and their Flash-eyed Mother -- Barbing Day in the Town of Short Ghosts -- I become an Aggressor for Ghosts -- The Super Lady -- In the Nameless-town -- Where Woman Marries Woman -- Hopeless-town -- On the Queer Way to Homeward -- Lost or Gain Valley -- Son Divides Us -- I meet my Dead Cousin in the 10th Town of Ghosts -- Invisible Magnetic Missive sent to Me from Home -- Bad-bye Function -- Television-handed Ghostess -- Hard to say "No" and Hard to say "Yes" -- The Future-Sign Tree -- Gladness becomes Weeping.

Folklore -- Nigeria -- Fiction. Folklore. Yoruba (African people) Folklore -- Nigeria -- Fiction Rock music -- 1971-1980 Yoruba (African people) -- Folklore -- Fiction Fiction. Nigerian fiction (English) Geographic: Nigeria. Class Descriptors: LC: PR6070.U8; Dewey: 828.9108; NLC: PR9387.9.T8 Responsibility: With a foreword by Geoffrey Parrinder.

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