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The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
Faber and Faber 1952

The narrator was a "palm wine drinkard from the age of ten". When his palm wine tapster dies, not satisfied with the palm wine he taps himself, he decides to follow him into the world between heaven and earth where he now resides. This is the story of his fantastic adventures. It reads like a folk tale and has a simple and artless style that is very effective.
Amos Tutuola was born in Nigeria.

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