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Author(s): Ifa Karade
Book Pages: 126 - Publish Date: 1994-08-01 - Publisher: Weiser Books
Description: In this introductory volume, Baba Ifa Karade provides an easily understandable overview of the Yoruba religion. He describes 16 orisha and shows us how to work with divination, to use the chakras to internalize the teachings of Yoruba, and describes howto create a sacred place of worship. Includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the orisha and egun. Illustrations, charts, glossary, bibliography, and index.
Book Pages: 282 - Publish Date: 2005 - Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Description: "Beginner's Yoruba" is now available with two accompanying audio CDs. It provides an introduction to the Yoruba language, which is spoken by over 30 million people in south-western Nigeria, parts of the Benin Republic, and Togo, as well as in the diaspora populations of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti. The 15 lessons are designed for both classroom use and self-study. Practice dialogues, combined with gra...
Author(s): Ayo Bamgbose
Book Pages: 175 - Publish Date: 2010 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Description: Yoruba, a major West African language spoken by over twelve million people, has had so much scholarly attention before the release of this 1966 work, but no extensive descriptive grammar had ever been published. Dr Ayo Bamgbose therefore made a major contribution to the study of language. This descriptive grammar derives from a large body of written and spoken texts in Standard Yoruba. In order to...
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Book Pages: 434 - Publish Date: 1913 - Publisher: Unknown
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Book Pages: 420 - Publish Date: 2003 - Publisher: Indiana University Press
Description: "Peel is by training an anthropologist, but one possessed of an acute historical sensibility. Indeed, this magnificent book achieves a degree of analytical verve rare in either discipline." —History Today "[T]his is scholarship of the highest quality.... Peel lifts the Yoruba past to a dimension of comparative seriousness that no one else has managed.... The book teems with ideas... about big an...
Book Pages: 174 - Publish Date: 1988 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Description: This third edition of what has been described as "this minor classic" has been extensively revised to take account of advances in Nigerian historiography. The twenty million Yorubas are one of the largest and most important groups of people on the African continent. Historically they were organized in a series of autonomous kingdoms and their past is richly recorded in oral tradition and archaeolo...
Book Pages: 256 - Publish Date: 1989 - Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Description: Looks at the ritualistic art, religious writings, and philosophy of the Yoruba people in Africa
Book Pages: 279 - Publish Date: 2009-05-10 - Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Description: A deeply informed Afrocentric view of language and cultural retention under slavery. Maureen Warner-Lewis offers a comprehensive description of the West African language of Yoruba as it has been used on the island of Trinidad in the southern Caribbean. The study breaks new ground in addressing the experience of Africans in one locale of the Africa Diaspora and examines the nature of their social and linguistic heritage as it was successively retained, modified, and discarded in a European-dominated island community.
Author(s): Oyeronke Olajubu
Book Pages: 172 - Publish Date: 2012-02-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press
Description: An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion--both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion. Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issue...
Author(s): Oyekan Owomoyela
Book Pages: 502 - Publish Date: 2005 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Description: "Yoruba Proverbs is the most comprehensive collection to date of more than five thousand Yoruban proverbs that showcase Yoruba oral tradition. Following Oyekan Owomoyela's introduction, which provides a framework and description of Yoruba cultural beliefs, the proverbs are arranged by theme into five sections: the good person; the fortunate person (or the good life); relationships; human nature; r...