Amos Tutuola Writing Styles in The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town

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Point of View

The point of view is first-person, from the viewpoint of the Palm-Wine Drinkard, who is telling the story. The drinkard, whose name is "Father of gods who could do everything in this world," begins his tale by informing the reader that he has been a palm-wine drinkard since the age of ten. The drinkard knows a great deal of magic and juju, and he knows a lot about the jungle. Nonetheless, there is a lot he does not know about the deep jungle, and it contains many surprises. Some of these creatures are so fantastical, the drinkard simply says that he can not describe them. Sometimes he admits that he has no idea what a creature looks like, because he fought it at night with no light. This adds a realistic hint to a story that is otherwise fantastical. As for the drinkard's knowledge of the...

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