Achebe, Chinua. “Work and Play in Tutuola: The Palm-Wine Drinkard.” Okike 14 (1978): 25-33. A perceptive article by one of Tutuola’s fellow countrymen and one of Africa’s greatest novelists.
Armstrong, Robert G. “Amos Tutuola and Kola Ogunmola: A Comparison of Two Versions of The Palm-Wine Drinkard.” Callaloo 3 (1980): 165-174. A useful source study and comparison.
Collins, Harold R. Amos Tutuola. Boston: Twayne, 1969. A standard introductory study, with chronology, notes, and bibliography.
Heywood, Christopher, ed. Perspectives on African Literature. New York: African Publishing Corporation, 1971. See the essay by A. Afolayan, “Language and Sources of Amos Tutuola,” which assesses the writer’s contribution to Yoruba literature from a Yoruba perspective.
Irele, Abiola. “Tradition and the Yoruba Writer: Daniel O. Fagunwa, Amos Tutuola, and Wole Soyinka.” In The African Experience in Literature and Ideology. London: Heineman, 1981. Irele’s chapter should be compared to Afolayan’s essay in Perspectives on African Literature (above).
Langford, Michele, ed. Contours of the Fantastic in Two West African Novels. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Contains Joyce Watford’s essay, “Techniques of the Fantastic in Two West African Novels.”
Lindfors, Bernth, ed. Critical Perspectives on Amos Tutuola. Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1975. An excellent source of discussions providing critical insights into Tutuola’s individual novels.
Onyeberechi, Sydney E. “Myth, Magic, and Appetite in Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard.” MAWA Review 4 (1989): 22-26. Often cited as one of the best studies of Tutuola’s masterpiece.
Owomoyela, Oyekan. Amos Tutuola Revisited. New York: Twayne, 1999. An excellent introduction to Tutuola’s life and works. Good for the beginning student.
Palmer, Eustace. “Twenty-five Years of Amos Tutuola.” International Fiction Review 5 (1978): 15-24. A good overview of the novelist’s career and his reputation.
Quayson, Ato. “Treasures of an Opulent Fancy: Amos Tutuola and the Folktale Narrative.” In Strategic Transformation in Nigerian Writing. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. A sound treatment of an important element in the writer’s fiction.