"He made him feel grown-up; and they no longer spent the evenings in mother's hut while she cooked, but now sat with Okonkwo in his obi, or watched him as he tapped his palm-tree for the evening wine."
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Palm wine is a popular alcoholic beverage in West Africa; over 10 million Africans drink palm wine.  It is made from palm sap, which is allowed to ferment for at least a day, sometimes longer.