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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.
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: 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...
Book Pages: 158 - Publish Date: 1978 - Publisher: Univ Pr Plc Nigeria
Description: In important respects, this book represents an independent approach to Yoruba grammar. It attempts to present the Yoruba language as it really is, rather than as seen largely from the perspective of other languages. The grammatical structure of the language is thus presented in a new way. The major parts of speech of the language are, for the first time, established uniformly on the criteria of fu...
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: 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: 143 - Publish Date: 2014-08-11 - Publisher: BookBaby
Description: This is a book about Yorùbá thought and practices. It expounds a view about the nature, roles and functions of Yorùbá beliefs in contemporary societies. The position is that philosophical ideas implicit in the Òrìṣà religion form the basis of Yorùbá culture in West Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. The book is, therefore, not a catalogue of various cultural practices o...
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.