Complete summary of Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Palm-Wine Drinkard. When Amos Tutuola’s first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in , it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba. The Palm-Wine Drinkard, in full The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm- Wine Tapster in the Dead’s Town, novel by Amos Tutuola, published in and .
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Whilst, thanks to one or two other people on Goodreads, I’d already figured that The Palm Wine Drinkard was a book to read because it’s fun and interesting and str The tallest tall tale drinkad of what one champion boozer did to get a decent drink.
She joins him in his travels.
While Tutuola did not plagiarize Fagunwa, the major difference between the two is that Tutuola chose to write in English. After that all the ghost and ghostess dancers started to dance.
Some background research broadened my thoughts. Twice in the present book the wanderer in the bush of ghosts is to be sacrificed to a god. Aug 05, Anthony Buckley rated it it was amazing Shelves: The drinkard places the magic egg in water, and it produces so much food that people drinkadd from all around to get food.
Then my wife went inside the canoe with the paddle and paddling it, she used the canoe as ‘ferry’ to carry passengers across the river, the fare for adults was 3d three pence and half fare tutuopa children. After the meeting had closed he got up from me and hung the bag back on his shoulder and then kept going to his town.
Eighteen months later the couple decide to continue their journey: Od per month, so we did not care about death and we did not fear again.
Dunno what the intention was, but it worked to read them as knowing: 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 drinoard 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 also a native of drnikard town when I was rhe around the town.
After they kill their baby, it is born again and chases them around. Their major themes are dismemberment, abduction and death.
Palm–wine will find this book interesting, particu- larly those who follow the lalm-wine of Jung on mythology and the archetypes of the th. When they are good, as in the story of the Skull disguised as the complete gentleman a skull borrows body parts from many others and becomes so attractive that the narrator cries in jealousyI read happily; other times, when the situation revolved around some sort of sizable monster and the outcome wasn’t in doubt, it was a bit drjnkard a drag.
So I remained there helplessly, except the breeze or wind which was blowing me to and fro. Combined with the internecine warfare, the sale of the defeated into slavery decimated the Yoruba population, and this decline set the stage for the teh of the British in Yorubaland.
But having travelled with her to a distance of about one and an half miles we entered a town, and immediately we entered there I asked her for the name of the town, she replied that it is a nameless town.
So by that my mind was not at rest to live there any longer except to continue to look for the way to my home town which I had left for about eighteen years, as I was remembering my mother at this time always. But when he threw me into the bag I was totally covered with the rotten blood of the animals which he was killing in the bush.
The Palm-Wine Drinkard | novel by Tutuola |
Tutuola does not polish his language but writes in a style that is exceptionally unique and individual. Oct 29, MJ Nicholls rated it really liked it Shelves: I could not sleep or rest for a minute till morning because of these pest creatures, and also the bad smells which were blowing from everywhere to this room or house.
Early in his journey, he palm-winf asked to rescue a beautiful young girl who is being held captive by a family of Skulls. Not knowing that this hole was the home of an armless ghost who had been expelled from his town which belonged only to all the armless ghosts.
As a messenger Tutuola had to spend a great deal of time waiting for errands. University of Wisconsin Press, Contact our editors with tuuola feedback. In the new ground he planted a palm nut that brought forth palm trees, the first vegetation. Obatala scattered grains of sand on the water that formed solid earth, and he named this first place Ife, which became the original Yoruba city. His direct style, made more vivid by his use of English as it is spoken in West Africa, is not polished or sophis- ticated and gives his stories unusual energy.
Ironically, one group that did not benefit in postwar Nigeria was that of the ex-servicemen. But as these cows were not persons and also more powerful, several times they would be scratching me with their horns and hoofs and jumping on me in the same place that I was cast down, and thinking that no doubt one day I should be killed or sold to a butcher who would kill me as an ordinary cow.
At last he used the one which still remained with pqlm-wine, it changed that day to the night at the same time, so he had more power, then he started to fight the gate-keeper who had been already powerless. These butchers thought that I would die very soon as I could not do as other cows and also was very lean for want of food and again from illtreatment.
The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads’ Town
But as I was looking at each of them surprisingly I noticed that the inhabitant of the room which had golden surroundings was a golden ghost in appearance, then the second room which had copperish surroundings was a copperish ghost and also the third was a silverish ghost.
Out of context, without the tone and build-up, it’s probably not clear why that particular phrase did it. Jan 31, Brent Legault rated it it was ok. As I was chasing her to and fro to look at her ugliness it was so this bush was blowing various fear- ful alarms and this was pointing out how I was running and how far reaching in the bush to the ghosts who were chasing me at the back to kill me.
It is up to the Yoruba, therefore, to persuade the orisa through sacrifice to do what is best for human beings. He was very annoyed when he heard so, as he alone wanted to eat me. View all 6 comments.