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The Palm-Wine Drinkard

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard

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Author: Amos Tutuola
Publisher: Faber and Faber, 2014
Faber and Faber, 1952
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
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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


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