study of Yoruba literature

an assessment : an inaugural lecture delivered at the University of Ife on 26 May, 1977
  • 15 Pages
  • 2.90 MB
  • English
University of Ife Press , Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Yoruba literature -- History and criticism., Yoruba literature -- Research -- His
Statementby ʼWande Abimbọla.
SeriesInaugural lecture series - University of Ife ; 24, Inaugural lecture series (University of Ife) ;, 24.
LC ClassificationsAS633.I43 A32 no. 24, PL8823.5 A32 no. 24
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4449301M
LC Control Number79111511

Yoruba literature is the spoken and written literature of the Yoruba people, one of the largest ethno-linguistic groups in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The Yoruba language is spoken in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo, as well as in dispersed Yoruba communities throughout the world. Yoruba Books Showing of Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief by.

the underpinning of Cuban culture. Every artistic realm--music, theater, literature, etcowes a huge debt to santería and the slaves who practiced it and passed it on, largely secretively, for generations.” ―. Yoruba oral literature is rich and varied.

Written Yoruba was first produced in ajami (adapted Arabic script) but extensive written texts in Yoruba began to be produced after the advent of Christian missions in the midth century and were written in the Roman alphabet.

This book contrib- utes to the investigation and analysis of these international cultures by compiling scholarly documents that define the physical and spiritual dimensions of Yorùbá studies.

Materials are drawn on the visual, verbal, musical, historical, geographical, and philosophical perspectives. Dr Bamgbose's study of Yoruba was the first full-length exemplification of this theory to be published, and will continue to be of interest to general linguists as well as to specialists in West African languages and Yoruba scholars.

Owomoyela Yoruba Studies The study of Yoruba language, literature, and culture receives special attention at OSU through an endowment established in honor of Study of Yoruba literature book Oyekan Owomoyela, a noted Yoruba studies scholar and philanthropist.

The history of Yoruba literature moves between these forces. The earliest literary works were translations of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, published as Ilosiwaju ero-mimo inand of the Bible, published as Bibeli mimo in There was an early series of Yoruba school readers, Iwe kika Yoruba (–15), containing prose and poetry.

This paper explores the historical development of literature written in Yoruba Language; the sociology of Yoruba literature written in Yoruba language from the earliest period to the present, and the status of Yoruba literature viz-a-viz the English literature in.

Wole Soyinka translated the book into English in as The Forest of A Thousand Demons, first published by Random House and again by City Lights in September (ISBN ). Fagunwa's later works include Igbo Olodumare (The Forest of God, ), Ireke Onibudo (), Irinkerindo ninu Igbo Elegbeje (Expedition to the Mount of.

Fágúnwà was a top-notch educationist and contributed also to the study of Yoruba language through his joint authorship with L.J. Lewis of Táíwò àti Kẹ́hìndé, a pioneer text for the teaching of Yoruba language in primary schools.

Fágúnwà’s influence on the development of writing in indigenous languages in Nigeria has been immense. I feel Yoruba literature kind of connects one to his study of Yoruba literature book her roots and have better storylines than many nollywood movies (both English and Yoruba).

I can't forget books like 'Koseegbe', 'Ogbon ologbon', 'Ojo buruku esu gbomi mu' and my favourite- 'Agbako nile tete'.

The Yoruba Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal dedicated to the study of the experience of the Yoruba peoples and their descendants globally. The journal covers all aspects of the Yoruba transnational, national, and regional presence, both in their West Africa’s homeland and in diasporic spaces, past and present.

The examination will consist of two papers, Papers 1 and 2. It will test the following aspects of Yoruba Language: comprehension, composition, sound system, grammar and translation.

It will also test selected texts of oral and written literature as well as Basic Principles of Literary Appreciation, Customs and Institutions. A Dictionary of the Yoruba Language edited by Nigeria University Press Based upon the nineteenth century standard work on the Yoruba language, and first ever English-Yoruba, Yoruba-English dictionary, this new edition has been revised and enlarged considerably.

Bolaji Idowu took a similar focus in Olódùmaré: God in Yoruba Belief, a work of theology; its research was carried out inand the book was published in More than any book of or about the Yoruba in the 20th century, Olódùmaré succeeded in combining religion with philosophy and literature.

Abraham Ajibade Adeleke: Intermediate Yoruba. Language, Culture, Literature and Religious Beliefs Part II. Trafford Publishing, This book with its pages is printed on demand and can be downloaded as an e-book. It is part of a trilogy: Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced Level Yorùbá, I have read just the Intermediate one.

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The Yoruba The history of the Yoruba of Nigeria is beyond this paper. Suffice it here to say that the Yoruba are among the most numerous and coherent of the peoples of Africa 2. They are found in South-Western Nigeria, and in some parts of Benin Republic and Togoland in West Africa. But predominantly, the Yoruba belong to the Ogun, Osun, Oyo.

The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition. Audience and occasion. Implications for the study of oral literature. Oral art as literature.

Africa possesses both written and unwritten traditions. The former are relatively well known—at any rate the recent writings in European languages (much work remains to be publicized on earlier Arabic and local written.

Foreign Language Study & Reference Share. Out of Print--Limited Availability. Find this book on AbeBooks, an Amazon company, offers millions of new, used, and out-of-print books. Yoruba Language and Literature Hardcover – October 1, by Afolayan (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Price Author: Afolayan. The result is an energetic contribution of aplomb quality. This must be a companion text for any serious student of Yoruba culture, philosophy, arts, aesthetics, and of course oral literature. It will also be a model for reconfiguring the study of African orature in general.

Oyekan Owomoyela and the other ancestors will surely : Toyin Falola & Adebayo Oyebade, editors. The study of Nigerian English phonology has been extended to the regional level such as Hausa-English, Igbo-English and Yoruba-English by different scholars, which include Bamgbose (), Akinjobi (), Igboanusi (), Olaniyi () and Utulu ().

This is to corroborate and support Bamgbose’s proposal in Akinjobi ( ) that the. About this Item: Pantianos Classics, United States, Paperback.

Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Yoruba speaking group inhabits Benin and Nigeria. This pioneering investigation, published inreveals the culture, history, spiritual beliefs and unique language of the Yoruba introducing the region with maps and descriptions of the coast and its.

article is to summarize what a preliminary study of the traditional accounts of one of the peoples of West Africa has revealed of their history.

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The Yoruba are one of the leading peoples of West Africa. They number over 4 million in the Western Region of Nigeria; the remainder inhabit a. Yoruba Religion Books Showing of 24 Voodoo, Hoodoo and Slave Magic (American Slave Interviews) by.

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"A selection of papers read during the week-end Seminar on Yoruba Language and Literature held at the University of Ifẹ, Nigeria, December " Responsibility: Adebisi Afọlayan, editor.

African oral narratives and by extension, Yoruba folktales. In his study, Bamgbose () classified the themes of Yoruba folktales into three – “moral stories”, “Tortoise stories”, and “why stories”. What is however observed in this classification is that Yoruba folktales have been vaguely classified.

Critics. Èṣù of the Yorùbá tradition, the custodian of the primordial àṣẹ, embodies the principle of perspicacity and pragmatism that is crucial for the exercise of responsibility by sentient and thinking such, Èṣù demands the ultimate in consciousness as a basis for just living and for a just measure of reward or sanction.

Èṣù calls for painstaking commitment to rigorously. 1 day ago  BOLAYE IDOWU A&B BOOKS. Marital affairs such as rivalry or jealousy among the co-wives (Orogún) and troubles of polygynous.

'Yoruba' is a member of an African people or group of peoples of southwest Nigeria, Benin and Togo. Study Flashcards On Unit 6 Vocabulary From Latin and Greek Roots — Book III, at Cram.

An ancient tradition among the Jews divided the collection of their holy books into three major divisions: the Law (Pentateuch), the Prophets (Former and Latter) and the Writings.

Included within the third division are Psalms and wisdom materials such as Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes (also some psalms and probably the Song of Songs—see.The earliest studies of Yoruba religious traditions were carried out by missionaries, travellers and explorers who were concerned with writing about the so called "pagan" practices and "animist" beliefs of the African peoples.Award-winning Yoruba-English Bilingual Children's Books, Audio Books and Dual Language Picture Books are a great resource for teaching and learning Yoruba and English as a Second Language.

Collection includes Yoruba folktales, fables, multicultural stories, myths, legends, board books, and a beautifully illustrated Yoruba picture dictionary available with Audio Recorder Pen.