A History of the Yoruba People by Stephen Adebanji Akintoye

By Stephen Adebanji Akintoye

A historical past of the Yoruba humans is an audacious finished exploration of the founding and progress of 1 of the main influential teams in Africa. during this commendable booklet, S. Adebanji Akintoye deploys 4 a long time of historiography examine with present interpretation and analyses to offer the main whole and authoritative quantity at the Yoruba so far. This enormously lucid account gathers and imparts a wealth of analysis and discourses on Yoruba experiences for a much wider staff of readership than ever sooner than. only a few makes an attempt have attempted to grapple absolutely with the old foundations and improvement of a bunch that has helped shape the best way African groups are analysed from prehistoric to fashionable times.

“A wondrous fulfillment, a profound pioneering step forward, a reminder to New international historians of what ‘proper historical past’ is all approximately – a recount which pulls the complete landed and non secular portrait of a humans from its roots up – A heritage of the Yoruba humans is yet one more superlative paintings of very good chronicling and persuasive interpretation via a superb student and historiographer of Africa.~ Prof Michael Vickers, writer of Ethnicity and Sub-Nationalism in Nigeria: flow for a Mid-West Stateand Phantom path: getting to know historic America.

“This publication is greater than a twenty first century try and (re)present a entire heritage of the Yoruba ... transferring the point of interest to a broader and extra eclectic account. it's a way more nuanced, evidentially-sensitive, systematic account.” ~ Wale Adebanwi, help. Prof., African American and African reports, UC Davis, USA.

“Akintoye hyperlinks the Yoruba prior with the current, broadening and transcending Samuel Johnson in scope and time, and reviving either the fervour and schedule which are over a century outdated, to bare the lengthy heritage and definable identification of a humans and an ethnicity...Here is an obtainable booklet, with the promise of being ageless, written via the single one that has sustained a tutorial curiosity during this topic for almost part a century, offering the treasures of collected wisdom, strong encounters with acquired knowledge, and mature judgement in regards to the future.” ~ Toyin Falola, The Frances Higginbotham Nalle Professor in heritage, collage of Texas at Austin, USA.

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