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palm wine

n
(Brewing) (esp in W Africa) the sap drawn from the palm tree, esp when allowed to ferment
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He is told by one friend that he cannot become a writer, as he has no story similar to that of The Old Man and the Sea, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Tin Drum, or even The Palm-Wine Drinkard--plots invoked in the prologue--and, besides, Africans did not invent the ballpoint pen.
His father encouraged him to take up music but as soon as the young Uwaifo began spending his time in palm-wine bars playing the guitar he had saved up his money to buy, his father had second thoughts and even, at one point, threatened to destroy the instrument.
The second part discusses the structure of Amos Tutuola's book, The Palm-Wine Drinkard and the problems of translating it into German.
Some will also compare the novel's language to Amos Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Grove Press, 1994), which is written in broken English.
A former palm-wine tapper now aged 90, Sang Jatta studied the palm of my hand, promised good things and predicted my return to The Gambia.
He is hounded out of the village and camps at the outskirts from where he descends periodically to the village to steal roof-matting and his father's palm-wine.
Nearly half a century ago, Amos Tutuola published The Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952) to critical acclaim, and no one who read it was likely to forget the impact of the first two paragraphs:
That is why your husband has married the palm-wine calabash and can't sleep one night unless he has given it a kiss .
Allen grew up surrounded by rhythm such as the local palm-wine and juju sounds loved by his motor mechanic father, and the pan-African, big-band highlife then sweeping the clubs of Nigeria exemplified by the great Ghanaian bandleader E.