Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Classic African Novel

By: CFagunwa, D.O.; Soyinka, Wole; Onobrakpeya, Bruce

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First edition. Page ridges faintly foxed. Near Fine. 1982 Hard Cover. 140 pp. His total conviction in multiple existences within our physical world is as much an inspiration to some of the most brilliant fiction in Yoruba writing as it is a deeply felt urge to 'justify the ways of God to man.'Wole Soyinka, translator and Nobel Laureate A classic work of African literature,Forest of a Thousand Daemonsis the first novel to be written in the Yoruba language. First published in Nigeria in 1939, it is one of that country's most revered and widely read works, and its influence on Nigerian literature is profound, most notably in the works of Amos Tutuola. A triumph of the mythic imagination, the narrative unfolds in a landscape where, true to Yoruba cosmology, human, natural, and supernatural beings are compellingly and wonderfully alive at once: a world of warriors, sages and kings; magical trees and snake people; spirits, Ghommids, and bog-trolls. Here are the adventures of Akara-ogunson of a brave warrior and wicked witchas he journeys into the forest, encountering and dealing with all-too-real unforeseen forces, engaging in dynamic spiritual and moral relationships with personifications of his fate, projections of the terrors that haunt man. Distinguished Nobel Prizewinning author Wole Soyinka offers a supple and elegant translation and provides an essay on the special challenges of translating Fagunwa from the Yoruba into English, along with a glossary of Yoruba and unfamiliar words. With illustrations by acclaimed Nigerian printmaker Bruce Onobrakpeya. Daniel Orowole Fagunwa was born in western Nigeria in 1903. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1963.

Title: Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Classic African Novel

Author: CFagunwa, D.O.; Soyinka, Wole; Onobrakpeya, Bruce

Illustrator: Onobrakpeya, Bruce

Categories: Fiction, Modern First Editions, African,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1982

ISBN Number: 0394534115

ISBN Number 13: 9780394534114

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2204368

Keywords: FAGUNWA WOLE SOYINKA BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA AFRICA AFRICAN FICTION LITERATURE FOREST OF THOUSAND DAEMONS DEMONS,