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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: 350 - Publish Date: 2005 - Publisher: Africa World Press
Description: In songs, dance and drama the fame of the Yoruba of Nigeria is firmly established and universally acknowledged. Also an established writing and literary tradition, the Yoruba have asserted themselves as a dominant force in the world of creativity. Such stars are represented here, as in the works of Wole Soyinka and Zulu Sofola. The future of language in the making of new idioms and dictionaries is also examined in an attempt to position the Yoruba and their cultures in the ever-changing world of cultural inventions.
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: 243 - Publish Date: 1843 - Publisher: Unknown
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Book Pages: 259 - Publish Date: 1996 - Publisher: Unknown
Description: "The texts of this book are a collection of legends, stories, incantations and prayers, secretly guarded by the oracle-priests, the babalawo. These texts are treating with wisdom all events and problems which occur in the daily life of the Yoruba. The babalawo ask the oracle for solution of problems, treatment of sickness, repairing of misfortune or advice for the future. The stories give the answ...
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...
Author(s): 'WOLE ADESINA PhD
Book Pages: Unknown - Publish Date: Unknown - Publisher: Lulu.com
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Book Pages: 404 - Publish Date: 1995 - Publisher: Unknown
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