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Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmale

Author: D.O Fagunwa
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What a rare collection!
Besides assembling Yoruba folklores and weaving them together to form a composite narrative, Fagunwa, in each of his works, preaches ‘high morals’ from Yoruba cultural perspective as well as Christian ethos. The five works essentially deal with Yoruba traditional society. The first two works centre on how life was lived in pre-colonial Yoruba society. His latter works also consider the traditional society. But this time taking cognizance of the fact that real social and political power has shifted from Obas or traditional chiefs to the colonialists. The Fagunwa phenomenon thus represented the third landmark in the evolution of Yoruba literature.
“Because of its popularity, because of its depth and because of its uniqueness, D.O. Fagunwa’s writing is often regarded by many as the pioneer of Yoruba literature – especially the novels.”
-Jare Ajayi

ABOUT D. O. FAGUNWA.
Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa MBE (1903 — December 9, 1963), popularly known as D.O. Fagunwa, was a Nigerian author who pioneered the Yoruba language novel. He was born in Oke-Igbo, Ondo State. A chief of the Yoruba, Fagunwa studied at St. Luke’s School, Oke-Igbo and St. Andrew’s College, Oyo before becoming a teacher himself.
Fagunwa remains the most widely-read Yorùbá-language author, and a major influence on such contemporary writers as Amos Tutuola.
Fagunwa was awarded the Margaret Wong Prize in 1955 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1959. He died in a motor accident in 1963.

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