The Palm Wine Drinkard (Paperback)
  • The Palm Wine Drinkard (Paperback)
Paperback Published: 03/07/2014
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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. "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).

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571311538

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