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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Liposure(m): 2:36pm On May 23
Amatarasha:
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
u dont look like a literature buff 2 me
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by klassicchizzy(m): 2:36pm On May 23
Hmm
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Fidelismaria: 2:37pm On May 23
cheesy
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by fkj950ax(m): 2:37pm On May 23
Sangbeto
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by gudnex22(m): 2:38pm 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

I read this book when I was in primary five it is one of
My older siblings
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Amatarasha(f): 2:38pm On May 23
Liposure:
u dont look like a literature buff 2 me
Is 4 leisure ,I read palmwine drinkared at primary 6, tanks to my uncle komolafe
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Ishilove: 2:39pm 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.
This is news to me! Are you serious?
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by alabig(m): 2:40pm On May 23
One of the most weird and bizarre book I have read.
If you are not strong hearted, you won't go half of it.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by safarigirl(f): 2:42pm On May 23
SocialJustice:
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?
Palmwine Drinkard.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Ishilove: 2:42pm On May 23
SocialJustice:
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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Thanks. I just love reading.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Liposure(m): 2:45pm On May 23
Amatarasha:
Is 4 leisure ,I read palmwine drinkared at primary 6, tanks to my uncle komolafe
alright. happy reading
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Ishilove: 2:45pm On May 23
elpochas:
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.
Tengz
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Liposure(m): 2:47pm On May 23
Kudos to u ishilove

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by J2381: 2:53pm On May 23
I believe those who had the pleasure of watching TV during the eighties and nineties, will find this story similar to the ones told in Jimmy Solanke's Story Land and NTA'S Tales By Moonlight.

It takes a good sense of self worth for an individual not to fall victim to the nonsense we see in social media.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by elpochas: 2:55pm On May 23
Who remembers ozila from the literature thread,that dude writes like him.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by SocialJustice: 2:57pm On May 23
safarigirl:
Palmwine Drinkard.
Oh really, the first time I read the book, I was like 'WTF just happened?' It was a compendium of many stories similar to what I've heard before. 'The Perfect Gentleman' is a story I heard as a kid. Never related it to society the way Ishilove has done.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Imunique: 3:04pm On May 23
Ishilove:
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Thanks. I just love reading.


My goodness! I remembered this book just three days ago. My dad bought it for me in primary 5/6 and I clearly remember thinking it was the weirdest book I had ever read,then. Sadly cannot find it anymore.

I love how you were able to relate the book to real life, present day issues.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by doeeyed: 3:05pm On May 23
wizdomnzube:
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.

Life don cast and na we cast am ourselves grin

I believe they can with discipline and a re-focus on the essentials of life!!!

What is public adulation without a wholesome self esteem??.. Other than a journey in deceit with no goods at the finishing line!!

Use SM strategically and NOT be consumed by SM!
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by elpochas: 3:07pm On May 23
Ishilove:

Tengz
You know after your little beef with flow that year(man wey dy reason)really got angry with you.But i must confess you realy good,all your threads have come across have been top notch.just a pity that the internet has spoilt our reading culture.i still belive a child that wants to read will still read but it wont be like before.Once again 3GBOSA 4 U.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Abrezzy99: 3:09pm On May 23
The first novel written by a nigerian
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by wizdomnzube(m): 3:09pm On May 23
doeeyed:


I believe they can with discipline and a re-focus on the essentials of life!!!

What is public adulation without a wholesome self esteem??.. Other than a journey in deceit with no goods at the finishing line!!

Use SM strategically and NOT be consumed by SM!


Of course they can with discipline and re-focus, but they don't want to. They enjoy the attention and fake love they get from the comment section.
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by judedwriter(m): 3:11pm On May 23
I read this book in the university; very strange book it was to me but was fascinated with the use of imagery by the author.

It reminds me of those unpredictable days as an undergrad. wink
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Sonnobax15(m): 3:12pm On May 23
cry All these long epistles untop marriage..

for once lets be factual,marriage has no manual..so don't be hoodwinked by what people say or think about it.

"WETIN FAVOUR MR. A FIT FAIL WOEFULLY IN THE HANDS OF MR. B"

i just remembered about 5years ago..i was privileged to work with a pretty girl who happened to have various suitors..and dat became a serious problem to d extent that she started reading books upandan on marriage.

las las,she ended up marrying d bully among them all simply becux she was swayed away by d guy's money..
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by blueheart(m): 3:13pm On May 23
Pretty good stuff. Good work, Ishilove

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Twoclans(f): 3:19pm On May 23
The palmwine drinkard is a very spooky book however I have never related it to social media the way Ishi did.When Ishi made a comment earlier this week about taking a break from social media I knew she saw something that really touched her.

You see this thing they call social media one has to be very careful how it influences our life.Lets not go too far it is in this same nairaland that monikers will wake up with their empty stomach and promise fellow human beings 10k giveaway only for account numbers to flood pages on a hopeless quest.

It is in this same nairaland people steal pictures from the internet and claim the pictures are theirs just to lure people to empty validation.

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by Topesal(m): 3:22pm 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
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[color=#000099][/color][i][/i][b][/b]am still missing the story. I will love to read it again. I will appreciate if anybody can help me with a link to download it.thanks
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by TalkTalkTwins(m): 3:28pm 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

Please can I get a digital copy of the book?
Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by promiseland245(m): 3:29pm On May 23
I am definitely going to look for this book for a major reason which is how you analysed it. You are a good writer yourself!!!!
Ishilove:
I was i 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

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Re: 'The Palmwine Drinkard' By Amos Tutuola & How It Relates To Social Media Slaying by jayworld15(m): 3:31pm On May 23
Asiri1991:
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.


Which school, pls?

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