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Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
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'. . . brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching . . . written in English by a West African . . . Nothing is too prodigious or too trivial to put down in this tall, devilish story.' Dylan Thomas in the Observer

Author Biography

Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920. The son of a cocoa farmer, he attended several schools before training as a blacksmith. He later worked as a civil servant. His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, was published in 1952 and brought him international recognition. From 1956 until retirement, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Company while continuing to write. His last book, The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories, was published in 1990. He died in Ibadan in 1997.
Release date NZ
March 18th, 1977
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Faber & Faber
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