The Palm-Wine Drinkard Paperback
by Amos Tutuola
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
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/07/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571311538
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