by Amos Tutuola - £8.99 Faber & Faber (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571311538 | ISBN 10: 0571311539
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, the insatiable hungry-creature, and his own pyromaniac son.
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.
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