Arts of being Yorùbá : divination, allegory, tragedy, proverb, panegyric

Level D VW305.896 /546749 Available
Full title: Arts of being Yorùbá : divination, allegory, tragedy, proverb, panegyric / Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́.
Main author: Adéè̳kó̳, Adéléke, (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "There is a culturally significant way of being Yorùbá that is expressed through dress, greetings, and celebrations--no matter where in the world they take place. Adélékè Adéèkó documents Yorùbá patterns of behavior and articulates a philosophy of how to be Yorùbá in this innovative study. As he focuses on historical writings, Ifá divination practices, the use of proverbs in contemporary speech, photography, gendered ideas of dressing well, and the formalities of ceremony and speech at celebratory occasions, Adéékó contends that being Yorùbá is indeed an art and Yorùbá-ness is a dynamic phenomenon that responds to cultural shifts as Yorùbá people inhabit an increasingly globalized world." -- Publisher's description
Language: English
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2017]
Classmark: VW305.896 /546749
Subjects:
Series: African expressive cultures.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index.
ISBN: 9780253026491
0253026490
9780253026231
0253026237