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Fagunwa’s series of fantastical novels that established him as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated writers

Fagunwa’s series of fantastical novels that established him as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated writers.

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D.O. Fagunwa (1903-1963), aged 60 years, was born in Okeigbo, Ondo State, likely around 1903 or circa 1910. A Yoruba man from southwest Nigeria, he was a Yoruba chief and educator.

Fagunwa’s series of fantastical novels established him as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated writers. He passed away on December 9, 1963, near Bida.

His first novel, “Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmale” (1938; “The Forest of a Thousand Daemons”), was the first full-length novel published in the Yoruba language.

His other notable works include “Igbo Olodumare” (“The Forest of God”) published in 1949, “Ireke Onibudo” (1949; “The Sugarcane of the Guardian”),

“Irinkerindo Ninu Igbo Elegbeje” (1954;

“Wanderings in the Forest of Elegbeje”),and “Adiitu Olodumare” (1961; “The Secret of the Almighty”).

In addition to his novels, Fagunwa wrote several short stories and two travel books, cementing his legacy in Nigerian literature.

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