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Yoruba Studies Review
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 African homeland and in diasporic spaces, past and present. The journal embraces all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the basic/applied sciences in as much as the focus is on the Yoruba affairs and the intersections with other communities and practices worldwide.
₦3,000
A LIVING TRADITION: YORUBA CIVILISATION By Louis Munoz
The depth of insight of Prof. Mumoz in these essay brings valuable lesson. Yoruba scholars who may not have noted each of the papers when first published, cannot afford to ignore this collection.
₦2,000
Bilingual & Parallel - Yoruba /English Bible
Bilingual & Parallel - Yoruba /English Bible - A-Two in one Bible

- Parallel Chapters and verses add to your understanding of the scriptures.
- Modern orthography enhances your Yoruba words pronunciation.
- Red letter Edition.
- Idea for gifts-giving-Presentation page lets you record the occasion.
₦3,500
Ewa Enu Yoruba By Olu Lasekan
Yoruba lo lede, Yoruba lo lasa. Yoruba lo ni ka pede ka fa komookun yo. E je kawo ewa ede Yoruba kan wo. Eni to ba laya ko pe awon gbolohun naa leemarun-un lera lera.
1. Ijapa n gboke gope.
2. Alira n lora rela.
3. A padaba l'aba baba; a o fun baba alaba l'adaba je.
4. Labalaba subu l'Alaba, l'Alaba ba laa labara.
₦500
The Modern Yoruba Novel: An Analysis of the writer's art By Akinwuni Isola
The Modern Yoruba Novel critically analyses the art of the writer in the modem post Fagunwa Yoruba Novel. The author describes what has happened to the novel as a borrowed form among the Yoruba and explains its unavoidable but resourceful "domestication". Issues like language use, characterization, main themes and presentation are discussed against the background of traditional model.
₦1,000
My Diko: The Yoruba-Englsh Vocabularies' Teacher
Let us learn Yoruba to learn English. Learn English to understand Yoruba and be better proficient in both languages.
₦600
A DICTIONARY OF THE YORUBA LANGUAGE.
Canon C. W. Wakeman’s introduction to the first edition of this Dictionary records that the first Dictionary of the Yoruba language was published in the year 1843, compiles by Samuel (afterwards Bishop) Crowther. This was greatly altered and considerably enlarge for a new edition in 1852. For many years this book was standard work on the Yoruba language. The printing plates of the 1937 edition were destroyed in an air raid on Exeter early in the Second World War. Since then the Dictionary has been out of print. The Oxford University Press has agreed with the Church Missionary Society to meet the urgent demand for the book by printing the text photographically, in order to avoid the further delay that revision would involve.
A comprehensive reference material meant to solve the problems of meanings, usages and interpretation of words both in English and Yoruba languages.
Usage and classes of words are defined with lists of names of birds, plants and trees in the two languages. The botanical names given to the lists of plants, trees and birds are without any confusion.
This dictionary is a useful material for research, academic exercisers and presentations.

₦2,000
ALAPATA APATA: A Play for Yorubafonia, Class for Xenophiles By Wole Soyinka
After an exceptionally successful career as a butcher; Alaba, the protagonist of this play decided that he deserves a life of quite retirement. Unfortunately beneath the rock on which he has chosen to make his abode are precious mineral deposits. Soon, both Alaba and the rock become a place of more than passing interest to everyone – from the lowly, to denizens of power: The outcome of this rollicking drama is more than anyone, least of all, Alaba himself, bargained for:

Wole Soyinka’s latest play, is a powerful satire of the idiosyncrasies and excesses of our contemporary Nigeria society; the corruption of power; opportunism and cultural alienation.
₦2,000
ESSENTIALS OF YORUBA GRAMMAR By Oladele Awobuluyi
n important respects, this book represents an independent approach to Yoruba grammar. It attempts to present the Yoruba language as it really is, rather than as seen largely from the perspective of other languages. The grammatical structure of the language is thus presented in a new way. The major parts of speech of the language are, for the first time, established uniformly on the criteria of function alone. A chapter is devoted to a systematic and novel treatment of each such part of speech, related both to the wide array of sentence types, and to its sounds and the way they are combined in words.
₦1,000
YORUBA DUN UN SO Book 1
The aim of the textbook is to get students talking in Yoruba. Every lesson in the book is based on dialogues, and the book is NOT a reader but a vehicle to stimulate learners to speak. It has a three-fold function. It gives the teacher an outline for each lesson, which he/she will present orally in class. The book is intended to be used mainly after the class to consolidate and clarify what has been done orally in class, to provide supplementary material and to give the oral lessons a visual complement.
The textbook is useful for a learner who needs some basic exposure to spoken Yoruba. There are lots of mechanical patterned drills that will help learners to master a particular grammar point. The dialogues are usually out of context and not based on any real-life situations. The text is good for learning simple grammatical expressions but not for culturally appropriate expressions. The lessons are not based on any one theme. It is very difficult to navigate through the book because the table of content does not indicate what the content of the book is. There is no index to help learners find the grammar points that are presented in the book. No activity to help learners relate what they have learned to their personal lives. Drills are good for learning basic vocabulary.
₦800
YORUBA DUN UN SO Book 2 By Barber Karin
The aim of the textbook is to get students talking in Yoruba. Every lesson in the book is based on dialogues, and the book is NOT a reader but a vehicle to stimulate learners to speak. It has a three-fold function. It gives the teacher an outline for each lesson, which he/she will present orally in class. The book is intended to be used mainly after the class to consolidate and clarify what has been done orally in class, to provide supplementary material and to give the oral lessons a visual complement.
The textbook is useful for a learner who needs some basic exposure to spoken Yoruba. There are lots of mechanical patterned drills that will help learners to master a particular grammar point. The dialogues are usually out of context and not based on any real-life situations. The text is good for learning simple grammatical expressions but not for culturally appropriate expressions. The lessons are not based on any one theme. It is very difficult to navigate through the book because the table of content does not indicate what the content of the book is. There is no index to help learners find the grammar points that are presented in the book. No activity to help learners relate what they have learned to their personal lives. Drills are good for learning basic vocabulary.
₦800
Ake Ni Igba Ewe By Wole Soyinka (HardCover)
This is the yoruba version of Ake: The Years of Childhood.
₦2,000
Omoluwabi and Esubiyi Of The Yoruba Memoir of Engineer Festus Alfred Oladimeji Oseni
Festus Alfred Oladimeji Oseni was born on January 25, 1934, in Owo, Nigeria. He attended Government College Ibadan and had his tertiary education at University College Ibadan (1954-1956), Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (1956-1960) and University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, obtaining BSc (Civil Engineering), MS (Civil Engineering) and MPW (Public Works) degrees.

After brief periods with some consulting firms in the UK, he undertook the mandatory practical training in the Civil Engineering Department of Crown Agents London from 1961 to 1963. Thereafter, he returned to Nigeria for his civil service career in the Federal Ministry of Works where he worked on many construction and maintenance projects. He was also at the Planning Department of the Highways Division of the Federal Ministry of Works and took part in the planning, design, and specifications for many road projects in the country.

In 1978 he was transferred to the Federal Capital Development Authority as the first Director of Development and Engineering Services, where he contributed to the definition of the urban transportation system and the regional road network in the Master Plan of the new Federal Capital City, Abuja and the associated activities leading to the eventual construction and first phase of movement to the city.

While his main professional interests are transportation planning, the development of the indigenous construction industry, project management and computer applications, he has made huge contributions to the country's political development through his writings and commentaries. His writings have been delivered at conferences, lectures, and tribunals while some have been published in journals and newspapers. He enjoys sports, current affairs, motoring, flying and traveling.

Engr Oseni voluntarily retired from the Federal Public Service in 1981 to set up an engineering consulting firm, F.A. Oseni Consultancy Services and Oznick Computers Ltd in 1983.

He is a Member, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria, Member, Institution of Civil Engineers (London) and Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers. In June 2011, he "Achieved the distinction of having been a member of the British Institution of Civil Engineers for fifty years."

He was conferred with the traditional title of Olisa Bobaniyi by Sir Olateru Olagbegi II, KBE, the Olowo of Owo in December 1994.
Engr Festus Alfred Oladimeji Oseni is married with three children: two daughters and a son.
₦3,000
Culture and Customs of the Yorùbá By Tóyìn Fálọlá
This innovative anthology presents an interdisciplinary approach to Yorùbá culture and customs. Written by Yorùbá experts on all continents, the seventy-five chapters in the volume employ a variety of multi-faceted perspectives to provide a detailed study of the Yorùbá people with insights from anthropology, arts, language and linguistics, literature, history, religion, sociology, philosophy, psychology, criminology, law, technology, medicine, pharmacy, engineering, economics, education, political science, music, theater, popular culture, cultural studies, migration and diaspora studies, gender, etc. Each chapter addresses the changes that have taken place in traditional culture. This blend between traditional culture and modifications to such culture gives a balanced and authentic picture of what can be regarded as culture and customs in present-day Yorùbá society.
₦10,000
Encyclopedia of the Yoruba By TOYIN FALOLA
The Yoruba people today number more than 30 million strong, with significant numbers in the United States, Nigeria, Europe, and Brazil. This landmark reference work emphasizes Yoruba history, geography and demography, language and linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and art. The 285 entries include biographies of prominent Yoruba figures, artists, and authors; the histories of political institutions; and the impact of technology and media, urban living, and contemporary culture on Yoruba people worldwide. Written by Yoruba experts on all continents, this encyclopedia provides comprehensive background to the global Yoruba and their distinctive and vibrant history and culture.
₦8,000
The History of the Yorubas By Samuel Johnson (558003)
The author of this classic work is not to be confused with Samuel Johnson (1709-84), the English essayist, poet, and lexicographer usually known as "Dr Johnson". This Samuel Johnson (1846-1901) was an Anglican vicar of African descent. He was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, but spent his adult life in Nigeria. His peace-efforts in the 1870s contributed to the eventual end of the Yoruba wars in 1886.

In 1880 Samuel Johnson became a deacon and was ordained a vicar in 1888. Claiming Yoruba ancestry, he was concerned that his people were losing their own history and completed the original manuscript of his history of the Yoruba people from his notes in 1897. Whether by accident or design, this completed manuscript was sadly lost. However, after his death, his brother, Dr Obadiah Johnson, produced this work from his notes. It was at last published in 1921. Unfortunately, Obadiah died in 1920 so neither he nor Samuel saw the finished product.

This book remains a key resource for the understanding of Yoruba history.

Any student of political history will be forced to acknowledge the explicit and almost accurate records collected by Samuel Johnson in this book. The book has a vivid picture of a generation of Yoruba Nationhood within Nigerian Nationality, prior to the British invasion and colonalization of Nigeria, Yoruba had been a Nation with an institutionalized government and there is no better place to understand and assess this form of government except in this book, the book is a bag of history, politics and culture of a nation called The Yorubas, it is one of the best book to describe the politics of government in which history defines the terms and culture of power dictates the order.

This is one of my favourite books. It is illuminating and engaging and strangely funny in its quaint often sententious tone. I would recommend it as must-read text for all Yorubas and indeed all interested Nigerians, Beninois and Brazilians. It reminds us of the beauty, pain, violence and resounding relevance of Yoruba culture (easily mirrored in other African ethnicities).  This pioneering volume brought together various oral and recorded accounts of Yoruba history, describing not only political history but also social customs, language and laws. This volume remains the standard reference for the history of the Yoruba people.

The first part of the book discusses the people, their country and language, religion, government, land law, manners and customs. The second part is divided into four periods, dealing first with mytheological kings and deified heroes; with the growth, prosperity and oppression of the Yoruba people; the time of revolutionary wars and disruption; and, finally, the arrest of disintegration, inter-tribal wars, and the coming of the British.
There are two appendices, on dealing with treaties and agreements, the other giving tables of Yoruba kings, rulers, and chiefs. The book also includes an index and map of the Yoruba country.

AUTHOR'S PREFACE pp vii-viii

EDITOR'S PREFACE pp ix-x

Contents pp xi-xviii

1 - INTRODUCTION pp xix-xxii

2 - THE YORUBA LANGUAGE pp xxiii-xxxii

3 - A SKETCH OF YORUBA GRAMMAR pp xxxiii-lvi

PART I - THE PEOPLE, COUNTRY, AND THE LANGUAGE pp 1-2

CHAPTER I - ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY pp 3-14

CHAPTER II - THE ORIGIN OF THE TRIBES pp 15-25

CHAPTER III - RELIGION pp 26-39

CHAPTER IV - GOVERNMENT pp 40-78

CHAPTER V - YORUBA NAMES pp 79-89

CHAPTER VI - YORUBA TOWNS AND VILLAGES pp 90-94

CHAPTER VII - THE PRINCIPLES OF LAND LAW pp 95-97

CHAPTER VIII - MANNERS AND CUSTOMS pp 98-140

PART II pp 141-142

CHAPTER I - THE FOUNDERS OF THE YORUBA NATION pp 143-154

CHAPTER II - HISTORICAL KINGS pp 155-160

CHAPTER III - THE KINGS OF OYO IGBOHO pp 161-167

CHAPTER IV - A SUCCESSION OF DESPOTIC KINGS pp 168-177

CHAPTER V - BASORUN GAHA AND HIS ATROCITIES AND ABIODUN'S PEACEFUL REIGN pp 178-187

CHAPTER VI - THE REVOLUTION pp 188-196

CHAPTER VII - THE RISE OF THE FULANIS TO POWER pp 197-205

CHAPTER VIII - CONSEQUENCES OF THE REVOLUTION pp 206-216

CHAPTER IX - FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE ANARCHY pp 217-222

CHAPTER X - SPREAD OF THE ANARCHY pp 223-233

CHAPTER XI - THE REVOLUTION IN THE EPO DISTRICTS pp 234-246

CHAPTER XII - WARS FOR THE CONSOLIDATION AND BALANCE OF POWER pp 247-257

CHAPTER XIII - THE LAST OF KATUNGA pp 258-268

CHAPTER XIV - THE INTERREGNUM pp 269-273

CHAPTER XV - THE NEW CITY, NEW GOVERNMENT, ILORIN CHECKED pp 274-292

CHAPTER XVI - FRATRICIDAL WARS pp 293-307

CHAPTER XVII - SUBJUGATION OF THE IJESAS AND EKITI'S SOCIAL REFORMS pp 308-327

CHAPTER XVIII - A GLORIOUS END AND A GORY DAWN OF TWO REIGNS pp 328-354

CHAPTER XIX - SEQUELS TO THE IJAYE WAR pp 355-364

CHAPTER XX - THE CLOSE AND THE OPENING CAREERS OF TWO HEROES pp 365-382

CHAPTER XXI - TWO ADMINISTRATIONS OF OPPOSITE POLICIES pp 383-395

CHAPTER XXII - A NEW REIGN AND EVIL PROGNOSTICATION pp 396-412

CHAPTER XXIII - THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE 16 YEARS' WAR pp 413-426

CHAPTER XXIV - CONFLICTS IN THE NORTH pp 427-449

CHAPTER XXV - IBADAN AT ITS EXTREMITY pp 450-461

CHAPTER XXVI - FAILURES AT RECONCILIATION pp 462-478

CHAPTER XXVII - A RIFT IN THE CLOUD pp 479-493

CHAPTER XXVIII - THE REV. J. B. WOOD AND THE A.O.K. pp 494-507

CHAPTER XXIX - THE INTERVENTION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT pp 508-537

CHAPTER XXX - DISPERSAL OF THE COMBATANTS BY SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS pp 538-560

CHAPTER XXXI - DISTURBANCE IN EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY pp 561-583

CHAPTER XXXII - ABORTIVE MEASURES TO TERMINATE THE WAR pp 584-605

CHAPTER XXXIII - THE DARK BEFORE THE DAWN pp 606-625

CHAPTER XXXIV - THE END OF THE WAR pp 626-637

CHAPTER XXXV - THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE. THE SEQUEL pp 638-650

APPENDIX A - TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS pp 651-668

APPENDIX B pp 669-672

INDEX pp 673-684

₦7,000
How and Why the Yoruba Fought and Lost the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War By Dr Jimanze Ego-Alowes
This must be one of the great revolutions of interpretation in Nigerian history. Built on facts, the book guides our gaze towards neglected chronology and meaning of events. The implications make for an inevitable and radical re-evaluation of modern Nigerian history.

If one may suspend disbelief, reading this book will amount to a rewiring of our convictions and concepts about Nigeria and its history.

How and Why the Yoruba Fought and Lost the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War, amounts to a game changing interrogation of Nigeria. The book demonstrates that an implausible conjecture is not only possible but that it has already happened in the past!
 
Ego-Alowes adopts a psychoanalytic approach to the whole drama that is Nigerian politics. Suddenly, all the scattered pieces of our history are pieced to reveal not just where the "rain started to beat us", but also a way forward from the ensuing cold.

Personally, I do not think that the mentioned characters are solely aware of the implications and connotative meanings of their many comments as well as body language; perhaps it is because history has overtime conditioned me to perceive them as political saints. Nonetheless, national gamer or apostle, this is one book to read, for Nigeria's sake.

-Amara Chimeka


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₦3,500
A History of the Yoruba People [Hardcover] By Stephen Adebanji Akintoye
A History of the Yoruba People is a comprehensive exploration of the founding and growth of one of the most influential groups in Africa. With a population of nearly 40 million spread across Western Africa - and diaspora communities in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and North America - Yoruba are one of the most researched groups emanating from Africa. Yet, to date, very few have grappled fully with the historical foundations and development of this group which has contributed to shaping the way African communities are analyzed from prehistoric to modern times. This commendable book deploys four decades of historiography research with current interpretations and analyses to present the most complete and authoritative volume to date. This exceptionally lucid account gathers and imparts a wealth of research and discourses on Yoruba studies for a wider group of readership than ever before.
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₦12,000
WAR AND PEACE IN YORUBALAND 1793-1893 edited by Adeagbo Akinjogbin
Whilst there is existing literature on Yorubaland in the nineteenth century, it has not taken a global, comprehensive look at the causes, course and consequences of the wars. Nor has it considered the changes - peaceful or cataclysmic - after one hundred years of peace. With a view to filling this gap, a centenary conference of the 1886 Kirji/Ekiti Parapo Peace Treaty was held, with the prime objective of examining the socio-political and economic development of Yorubaland in the age of revolutionary wars.

The premise is that whilst three kingdoms were destroyed, and forced migrations produced terrible suffering, nonetheless there were positive outcomes. New kingdoms and towns were founded - Abeokuta, Ibadan and New Oyo - and the end result was greater cultural cohesion of Yorubaland through the integration of the refugees. The four sections in the book group the papers from the conference into War and Peace in Yorubaland; the Generals and their War Tactics; External Involvement and the Search for Peace; and The Political and Cultural Consequences.
₦4,500
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