Yoruba Creativity: Fiction, Language, Life and Songs

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Africa World Press, 2005 - Yoruba (African people) - 350 pages
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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.
 

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I am surprised as to the amount of details enclosed in this book, for it is uncommon to find books explaining one of the greatest language and culture-Yoruba. Also, this book does greatly helped make my research easier. Thanks a lot and I hope there will be more of books like this to help teach the beauty in the culture and language of Yoruba. I am proud to be a Yoruba girl.  

Contents

Soyinkas Professor and Vodous Baron Samedi 1
13
Oiris Dunton
27
Tun Azeez
57
A Trap or Freedom in Zulu Sofolas The Sweet Trap
85
Gabriel Adekola Oyewo
98
Rotimis Kurunmi and the Nineteenth
113
Understanding Yoruba Art and Culture through Ethnography
133
Toyin Falola and the
155
A New Experimental Study
183
Modification of Yoruba Numeral System for use in Science
223
Yoruba Studies in the United States
245
The Place of Culture in a World Dictionary of the Yoruba Language
259
The Phenomenon of New Idioms in Yoruba Literary and Routine
273
SONGS
291
Black Icons and Issues of Representation
311
Contributors
333

The Indigenous Language of Education in Yoruba
165

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About the author (2005)

Toyin Falola, author of various books on the Yoruba, including Yoruba Gurus and Yoruba Warlords, is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

Ann Genova is completing her Ph.D. on Nigeria, and her book, Politics of Oil, will be published in 2004.

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