Literature students and book lovers are familiar with literary giants like Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, and Chimamanda Adichie, but one such name that is mostly forgotten by many is DO Fagunwa.

Some of his published titles have been translated into more than 40 languages ​​and he has won some notable awards in the literary world. Take a look at the story of this revered author who left the world rather abruptly.

Celebrated Nigerian author DO Fagunwa. Photo: @asirimagazine
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Fagunwa’s story

Born into the family of Joshua Akintunde Fagunwa and Rachel Osunyomi Fagunwa in 1903, his educational journey began at St. Luke’s School, Oke-Igbo, before proceeding to St. Andrew’s College, Oyo. He would later become a teacher.

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Fagunwa lived a relatively quiet life, but things would change later when he published his first book, Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo…