Born in in western Nigeria, Amos Tutuola achieved only a sixth-grade . When Amos Tutuola wrote The Palm-Wine Drinkard, he worked from a firm. Complete summary of Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Palm-Wine Drinkard. The Palm-Wine Drinkard. ISBN Author: Amos Tutuola. Publisher: Faber. Guideline Price: £ Every now and again.

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Because as he was taking me along in the bush he was trying all his best to kill a bush animal to eat as food, as he could not reach his town which is the 7th town of smelling-ghosts on that day. See all 6 questions about The Palm-Wine Drinkard…. I wish I’d known years ago how strange and great this book is. After this the whole of us were going to the battle- field, so she was following us as a commander. Although as he was carrying me along in the bush he was trying his best to kill the tuuola, his bad smell was suspecting him that he was coming so they were running away before he could reach them.

Yet all these ideas are moulded into the story and are lived over by the author. As he came to eat the spiders on this day and as he was going round there searching for the spider and when he saw me dangling to and fro he stopped suddenly at a little distance from me and looking at me for some min- utes before he came to me then he pressed every part of my body with his hands, although I did not see him with my eyes but was hearing his foot noise and also feeling on my body that he was pressing it with his hands.

You couldn’t be sure.

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads’ Town |

I was still inside this bag until he reached his town which is 7th town of ghosts on the third day. The most wonder- ful thing I noticed carefully in this smelling town was that all the babies born the same day were also smelling as a dead animal. As she was flogging us with the fire all the heads on her body were also abusing, scorning and cursing us badly.

If they are talking, their voices would be sounding as if somebody strikes an iron or the church bell which sound would last more than ten minutes before stopping.

But after he became invisible or gone away, I was playing about in this town as I could not stay at home always, but as it is not hard or very easy for a young boy to get a friend of his rank, by that I became a tight friend with a young ghost whose father was a rich ghost and tne a native of that town when I was playing around the town. Peter Steele I got mine on AbeBooks.


View a FREE sample. I probably should have taken into account my reaction to Laye’s The Radiance of the King before reading this, but that’s the power of a Goodreads’ reputation for you. The laborer is actually the head of all the bush creatures, and after a while he steals all the crops of the red-people. But after all the invitees had gathered to his house, and ate and drank to their satisfaction, then the homeless- ghost knocked the wood as a sign, so I started to cry from that morning till the evening, but as I never eat or drink since the night he had corked me inside the hole, then my voice was entirely stiffened or dead.

The Palm-Wine Drinkard

But when the palace could not contain all of them, then they rushed to their field which was about nine miles in diameter, then we landed on the centre of the field. Those days Pzlm was only worried about pslm if I hadn’t talked my homework, because mother would scold me and my teacher would cane me.

As he was dressed with these leaves and mounted me mercilessly I felt as if he was half a ton weight. Devil could finish the baptism I regretted it. Although The Palm-Wine Drinkard is often described as magical realismthe term was not invented untilafter the novel was published.

Although the tapster does not return with him, the drinkard does return with a beautiful wife and a magic egg. Dunno what the intention was, but it worked to read them as knowing: Although alo stories usually have happy endings, the body of the tale deals with the negative consequences of antisocial or simply socially unacceptable behavior for example, vicious jealousy between rival co-wives. The colonial government, uncertain crinkard to balance the rights and privileges of the diverse ethnic groups that comprised Nigeria, made a series of constitutional changes that gradually moved the colony toward self-rule.

Having reached his house and when his family saw me how I swelled up as a pregnant woman who would deliver either today or tomorrow they thought that it was true I was the dead body of their father, so they performed the ceremony which is to be performed for deads at once.

Drinkard at first presents an example of how not to live, then advises the people how to rectify their plight by acknowledging the superiority of heaven. One goes with the author in his waking nightmare.


But when he climbed the mountain to the top he branched to his right then he bent down and started to pass excreta. Their aim was that if they flog me I would drinkars the grasses and do as other cows, but after they had tried all their efforts and failed then they thought that I was sick. After eating and drinking their fill they start to wrestle and accidentally break the egg.

In fact, Tutuola, who was Yoruba himself, aamos his debt, in particular to an old man who told him tales on Sundays amps tumblers of palm wine.

But once I heard from him when dis- cussing within himself whether to eat me before an animal was passing I planned to stretch my hand out from the bag and hold the branch of a gravity tree, as he was sometimes creeping under the lower bush to a 31 The Smelling-Ghost distance of a mile or more 5 this plan means to escape from him. Wikipedia says this was the first African book translated into English in and it reads like something that was directly translated.

Immediately we landed I started to sing and driknard together teh the tree, the ghost who carried the tree and the chief ancestor who carried us. In order to teach them a lesson Drinkard puts the egg back together and tutoula it make whips that attack all the lazy people. As a result of these constitutional changes, educational and economic opportunities increased for Nigerians, and nationalist fervor, born of outrage and desperation, waned, further slowing the movement toward self-rule.

But still the other two were not satisfied with the judgement of the settlers and both ran to his room and started to fight again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. After he changed me to a person then he went away to take the reins which he would put into my mouth when he drinkarc me to a horse, but as soon as he went away I saw where he hid the juju which he was using to change me to any animal aplm creature that he likes, so I took it and put it into my pocket so that he might not change me to anything again.

But as these enemies were more approaching the town the lofty noises of their guns became fearful for us be- cause every place was shaking at that moment.