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The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town Characters & Character Analysis

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard

The Palm-Wine Drinkard's real name is "Father of gods who could do anything in this world." He is the oldest of eight children, and the son of the richest man in a town in Nigeria. Because he loves drinking palm-wine so much from early childhood, his father gives him a palm tree farm and assigns him the job of drinking palm-wine. This is his only job, and he can drink palm-wine in heroic quantities, often consuming 50 or 100 kegs in a sitting. The drinkard has powerful magic, or juju, which he often uses to transform himself or his wife into an animal or object. He is very brave, facing the dangerous, unknown bush, fighting beasts and monsters and spirits. The drinkard often acts as a trickster, sneaking around hidden in animal form, so he can overhear his enemies' plans. Although the drinkard is considered a good man...

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