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The Palm-Wine Drinkard,and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

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  • Unknown Binding: 125 pages
  • Publisher: Faber (1962)
  • ASIN: B001OC09OU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
First met this book in Cameroun in 1967. Re-reading it has taken me back to those splendid days. The prose, the obserations the sheer beauty of the world it descrbes will never be forgotten. A masterpiece.
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The Palm Wine Drinkard is really unlike anything I have read before. The tale is a magical quest through all sorts of highly testing and imaginative travails with supernatural beings. Easily consumed within a day, this is really quite something other than normal. brilliant
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By A Customer on 24 Jun. 1999
Format: Paperback
I bought the Bangla translated version of this book from a second-hand bookstore in Bangladesh. That one had biography of Amos Tutuola and a brief introduction about African folk tale, particularly the unique style of delivering the story by talking, acting and dancing. When I started reading the story itself, I found a class of literature that was completely different from East and West. This is not merely a folk tell, the writer has got unimaginable way of thinking in his brain. Read the first paragraph and you will find you are shocked. You can't stop reading until it is finished.
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Very nice and naive book. My first ecnounter with written African oral literature. Avery graphic tale! 'Palm Wine Drunkard' is simply pure, ludicrous and laughable fun.
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Format: Paperback
Weird surrealistic fantasy stuff, but very compelling and an addictive joy. Unclassifiable, but rather similar to the "Famished Road" genre of Ben Okri. It must have made an enormous impact in the 1950s!
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Format: Paperback
It's a really nice book,
If you like a different typt of reading this is for you.
There is always something happening in the book, every page has kind of a different story.
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