Extract 4

This sample of writing comes from a novel by the Nigerian author Amos Tutuola’s work “The Palm-Wine Drunkard”. Tutuola’s dialect of English is influenced by his L1, Yoruba (an indigenous Nigerian language) and this comes across in his writing. While his English contains features not found in the English of Inner Circle speakers, Tutuola’s writing should be perfectly intelligible to you.  

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