The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutola

This novel follows the story of a man from Nigeria who is addicted to palm wine. After his tapster (the man who taps palm trees to make his wine) dies, he embarks on a journey into the spirit world to find him. Along the way, he encounters a host of supernatural beings and experiences a series of bizarre and thrilling adventures. The book is a unique blend of Yoruba folktales, surrealism, and fantasy.

The 2183rd greatest book of all time


Published
1952
Nationality
Nigerian
Type
Fiction
Pages
209
Words
30,000
Original Language
English

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