The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Two Novels
Amos Tutuola

Two complete sagas, numerous planes of existence, a thousand and one African nightmares—all to be discovered in this book. Amos Tutuola's transfigurative tales, wrangled by magic into printed prose, lead us with his characters through unknown realms toward something like the zero hour of all literature. Unforgettable. —Recommended by Matthew, City Lights Books

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.

Title The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Subtitle Two Novels
Author Amos Tutuola
Publisher Grove Press
Dewey Classification 823
Title First Published 15 December 1993
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0802133630
ISBN-13 9780802133632
Publication Date 15 December 1993
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.00

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