Timothy Aluko

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ALUKO, Timothy (1918) Nigerian novelist, an engineer by profession. He relies on documentary, and is psychologically superficial. But his satire is intelligent, funny and sharp: he is best at poking fun, rather than analyzing, the sort of situations with which his compatriot Chinua Achebe deals: the mixture of old and new, Christian and pagan; corrupt civil servants.

Selected Books & Recommended Reading
One Man, One Wife - 1959
One Man, One Matchet - 1964
Chief the Honourable Minister - 1970
His Worshipful Majesty - 1973

Timothy Aluko's first book was something of a landmark as it was the the first to be released by a Nigerian Publisher. He is probably the foremost of all the  Nigerian writers, his major themes are the conflict between various cultures and lifestyles and the problems brought about by coming social change..

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