and its distillate are important solvent in herbal medicinal administration, pregnant women consume it fresh for the sweetness and nutrition while nursing mothers drink it warm to enhance breast milk production.
The origins of this particular music are Ghanaian marching bands and sailors' 'palmwine
' groups--although the term highlife was first coined in the 1920s when popular local Ghanaian street music was first orchestrated by the big dance bands of the day.
With the dead of the Drinkard's tapster, he finds his own existence very hard because he cannot do without palmwine
and cannot find a substitute.
"If you never offer your uncle palmwine
, you'll not learn many proverbs," prompts a Ghanaian saying.
Fagunwa's approach set the precedent for Amos Tutuola's highly acclaimed novel, The Palmwine
Drinkard, written in English (1970).
It is given a live chicken and a calabash full of palmwine
by the elders of the compound.
We normally said that there were two vice-chancellors: there was a one for learning, which is for academics and there was also one for culture, which was Palmwine
Achebe also examines reactions in England to books such as Amos Tutuola's The PalmWine
Drunkard, including the reactions of expatriate Nigerians living in London who seemed able to criticise the book without apparently even needing to read it.
The designation "highlife" is one that covers a variety of Ghanaian pop music genres, and that may be applied to everything from acoustic bands in the rural "palmwine
" tradition to elite dance orchestras.
Being a "Lascivious god" who takes two gourdlets of palmwine
The behavior of Obiako, a palmwine
tapper, is the focus of the conversation.
The anesthesia applied on me was palmwine
. The guy said that once I take that palmwime, I won't feel any pain.