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From the VWU Archive: "Tort's Bitter Marriage"

The work of Nigerian novelist Amos Tutuola was recently cited in "Female Representation in Nigerian Literature," a speech by Razinat Muhammed published in Vanguard (via The Complete Review's Literary Saloon). Muhammed describes Tutuola's 1952 novel, The Palmwine Drinkard, as an example of pre-independence Nigeria's "literatures of masculinity."

Tutuola was a fellow at the University of Iowa International Writing Program in 1983. In this recording from the VWU Archive, Writers' Workshop faculty member James Galvin reads from Tutuola's short story, "Tort's Bitter Marriage," published in The Iowa Review in 1999.

James Galvin reads "Tort's Bitter Marriage"
"Female Representation in Nigerian Literature," by Razinat Muhammed


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