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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Trex4(m): 1:49pm On May 23
When I was little I was so in love with this book eh. My mum had a collection of books from her university then. The book was about a man that went to visit his father in the land of the dead, and back home there was a huge quarell between earth and the heavens, which made heaven not to give earth rain. Resulting in a serious famine.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Fuckingmallam45(m): 1:50pm On May 23
Interesting, WOW to you OP
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Mycoin(m): 1:50pm On May 23
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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by airsaylongcom: 1:50pm On May 23
Amos Tutuola!
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Fabulouzjoseph: 1:51pm On May 23
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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by MyNamelS(m): 1:53pm On May 23
Poverty is a bastard, people are seeking inspiration from fictional works, how low is your self esteem?
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by obailala(m): 1:56pm On May 23
Hmmm.. The Palmwine Drinkard! grin

I'm typically not a reader of books, but the continuous laughter and fascination of my brother whilst reading this book got me extremely curious. I eventually had a go at it, and till date, it remains the most hilarious bizarre tale I've ever encountered in my life. I remember crying repeatedly out of laughter throughout the episode.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by chlowi(f): 1:56pm On May 23
MyNamelS:
Poverty is a bastard, people are seeking inspiration from fictional works, how low is your self esteem?

wow , so reading a certain kind of book and drawing inspiration conotes poverty ? wawu

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by bukatyne(f): 1:56pm On May 23
@Ishilove,

Nice one.

Can't remember The Palmwine Drunkard.

But 'The Complete Gentleman' is timeless.

According to folklore, the song 'Ori, Ori o! Olajumoke nlo....' is from that story.

Excellent relation to the SM plague.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Asiri1991: 1:57pm On May 23
I know it. A meaningful thread like this won't have up to 400 posts. The reading culture is on the decline. What we have now are boys and girls of no letter values. A thread about sex will generate traffic 20 times more than this. I thank Prof. Chukwu for introducing me to Tutuola.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Apination(m): 1:58pm On May 23
Ishilove:
I was going to post this in my diary but I changed my mind and decided to rave about it here instead. I am not going give any fancy review, neither will I read the criticism until I am done with the book.

Never mind that the prose is pedestrian and chaotic at first glance, this book is one of the finest piece of African storytelling I have I ever come across in all my years of reading.

So rave, I MUST. If your attention span is a tweet long, then this thread is NOT for you. grin

I haven't gotten to the middle though. Hehehehehe..... cheesy
Its been ages since I read this novel. I couldn't stop myself from smiling when I saw the title. Nice work! smiley
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by AmazingELixir: 1:59pm On May 23
lipsrsealed
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Amalekki: 1:59pm On May 23
Wow! Thanks for this & your review is awesome. My first attempt at reading the book as a kid was a massive fail but picked it up from Dad's book rack again a few years later. This is truly refreshing.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Obinnau(m): 2:02pm On May 23
MyNamelS:
Poverty is a bastard, people are seeking inspiration from fictional works, how low is your self esteem?
your comment shows that you're actually blessed with a total poverty of the mind.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by TripleOh7: 2:02pm On May 23
Wow. Thanks for bringing back my childhood memories.

The story of the girl who was smitten by love at the sight of a very handsome man who ended up returning parts of his body to whom and where he borrowed them from was always a tale I enjoyed listening to as a little boy.

I feel nostalgic reading this again.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by AmazingELixir: 2:04pm On May 23
grin grin


In the words of my main man Theodore Bagwell aka T_bag of Prison Break

" WE ARE CAPTIVES OF OUR OWN IDENTITIES, LIVING INĀ PRISONĀ OF OUR OWN CREATION."

Other words "Captivity of Negativity"
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by TripleOh7: 2:04pm On May 23
bukatyne:
@Ishilove,

Nice one.

Can't remember The Palmwine Drunkard.

But 'The Complete Gentleman' is timeless.

According to folklore, the song 'Ori, Ori o! Olajumoke nlo....' is from that story.

Excellent relation to the SM plague.

You are very correct. Was trying to remember the song attached to that story.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by wizdomnzube(m): 2:07pm On May 23
The sad truth is that even after reading all this write up, some people would still go back and keep living that fake life. They just can't help it.

They'd rather flaunt what they don't have and appear rich and admired.

That's why relationships and marriages are nothing to write home about anymore. Life don cast and na we cast am ourselves grin

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by dairykidd(m): 2:11pm On May 23
Lol.. from the theme it sounds like a secondary school literature work but all the same it seems a nice read grin
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by MrEnigma007: 2:12pm On May 23
I tried reading one time but couldn't read beyond his quest to find his tapper... but since this your rave, I'd try it again...

it is quite chaotic reading it.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by apexx4337: 2:22pm On May 23
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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Blackmoran(m): 2:26pm On May 23
Nice summary, been a while I have open my facebook account, tired of the virtue signalling and deceitful post....
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Amatarasha(f): 2:32pm On May 23
Amos tutola is a great yoruba man a legend not like tinubu d mouth odour n smelling thief,

Ishilove pls where can I read forest of promise & ghost
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Liposure(m): 2:32pm On May 23
Sadly 4 me, I neva read this book after hearing about it. Now, I'm happy that finally i get 2 read n learn one or two things from it
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by apexx8716: 2:33pm On May 23
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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by elpochas: 2:34pm On May 23
You have just earned my respect ishilove.i just loved the way you linked the story to the real aspects of life.read that crazy novel 20yrs ago.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by SocialJustice: 2:34pm On May 23
safarigirl:


Yeah, I know it is. We studied it in English literature and we were told, the entire book was directly translated from a Yoruba folklore, hence the odd way the English was constructed in the story.
You mean for Famished Road or Palmwine Drinkard?

Ishilove I didn't know your literature was this good. Totally amazing. Are you a literature major or you just love reading?

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