Palaver Hut: From OyePalaverHut.org:
A Palaver Hut is a circular structure constructed of clay and bamboo or wood, with a thatched roof. In West African villages, the Palaver Hut is the place where guests are welcomed.From today's book:
The meeting came on December 15, 1821, in a palaver hut in King Peter's village.
I looked behind me at Bro Henry, who as just arriving behind us at the spot we picked [on the beach] next to a thatched palaver hut near the lagoon.
West African protocol dictates that the meek go to the strong to judge their palavers.