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Tutuola has been compared to fellow Nigerian writers Chinua Achebe and Daniel O. Fagunwa. Learn more about one of these authors and his work. Compare his work and literary reputation to that of Tutuola. In what ways is this author's representation of African culture and history different from or similar to that of Tutuola? What themes are of concern to this author? In what ways does his writing style compare to that of Tutuola?

Tutuola is Nigerian. Learn more about the history of Nigeria during the pre-colonial period, the colonial period, and after national independence. What major historical events and political struggles occurred during these periods in Nigerian history?

Tutuola was ethnically of Yoruba descent. Learn more about the history, social structure, and culture of the Yoruba people. What different tribal identities exist within the broader category of Yoruba people? What was the effect of colonization...

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