Daniel O. Fagunwa

Daniel Olorunfẹmi Fagunwa was a pioneering Nigerian author known for his works in the Yoruba language. He is best known for his novel 'Ògbójú Ọdẹ nínú Igbó Irúnmalẹ̀' (The Forest of a Thousand Daemons), which is considered one of the first novels written in the Yoruba language.


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  1. 1. Forest of A Thousand Daemons

    "Forest of A Thousand Daemons" is a captivating exploration of Yoruba folklore and mythology, narrated through the adventures of Akara-ogun, the son of a renowned hunter. As he ventures into a mystical forest filled with supernatural creatures and deities, the protagonist encounters a myriad of fantastical beings and faces numerous challenges. The novel, rich in proverbs and poetic language, delves into themes of bravery, wisdom, and the supernatural, providing a vivid portrayal of traditional Nigerian culture and its storytelling traditions. This seminal work is celebrated for its pioneering use of indigenous African life and lore in a written narrative form.

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