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The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola


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Product ID: 20493 SKU: 9780571311538 Category: Tags: , ,

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

Weight 0.12 kg


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