Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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by Amos Tutuola
     
 

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When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure. Since then, The Palm-Wine Drinkard has been translated into more than 15 languages

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When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure. Since then, The Palm-Wine Drinkard has been translated into more than 15 languages and has come to be regarded as a masterwork of one of Africa's most influential writers. Tutuola's second novel, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, recounts the fate of mortals who stray into the world of ghosts, the heart of the tropical forest. Here, as every hunter and traveler knows, mortals venture at great peril, and it is here that a small boy is left alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802133632
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
739,250
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Amos Tutuola (20 June 1920 - 8 June 1997) was a Nigerian writer famous for his books based in part on Yoruba folk-tales.

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Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This debut novel by one of Africa's most celebrated authors is a compelling, and full of suspense and disbelief. I liked every chapter of it. It stretched credulity to the utmost and yet it is funny and entertaining. Other entertaining titles I enjoyed are The Usurper and Other Stories, Mango Elephants in the Sun, Triple Agent Double Cross,The old man and the medal,Nervous Conditions, Shake hands with the Devil, Disciples of Fortune
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