The Palm-Wine Drinkard

Amos Tutuola

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Description

This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings – among them the complete gentleman who returns his body parts to their owners and the insatiable hungry-creature. Mixing Yoruba folktales with what T. S. Eliot described as a ‘creepy crawly imagination’, The Palm-Wine Drinkard is regarded as the seminal work of African literature.

‘Brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching.’ Dylan Thomas, Observer

‘Tutuola’s art conceals – or rather clothes – his purpose, as all good art must do.’ Chinua Achebe

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Author

Format

Paperback

Pages

136

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Year Published

2014

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