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Understanding Yoruba Life and Culture Nike S. Lawal

Understanding Yoruba Life and Culture

Nike S. Lawal

Published May 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781592210268
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With a population of about thirty million, the Yoruba people constitute one of the largest single ethnic group in sub-Saharan Africa. They are internationally acclaimed for their high art, complex system of government, religion, and philosophy. ThisMoreWith a population of about thirty million, the Yoruba people constitute one of the largest single ethnic group in sub-Saharan Africa. They are internationally acclaimed for their high art, complex system of government, religion, and philosophy. This multi-authored book written by distinguished scholars like Ayo Bamgbose, Toyin Falola, Stephen Akintoye, Omofolabo Soyinka-Ajayi, Emmanuel Babatunde, H.O. Danmole, Akinbiyi Akinlabi, and Agbo Folarin, is the first of its kind to cover all the important topics and issues in Yoruba culture. Who were the early Yoruba? Where did they come from? What is Yoruba society like? What is the role of women in the society? What is the nature of their art forms? What is Yoruba philosophy? These questions and many more are answered in this significant book.