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Palm Wine

 

a wine obtained from the sweet sap of a number of palms, including the wine palm and the sugar palm. Palm wine contains approximately 4.5 percent alcohol, 0.5 percent acid, and 0.2 percent sugar. The sap of the wine palm flows freely when the bases of the flower clusters on the female plants are tapped. It begins to ferment in the air, and in six to eight hours it turns into palm wine.

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Palmwine 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 Drinkers Club.
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 to war.
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.