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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
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
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
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.
₦4,500
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.
₦1,500
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
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.
₦1,500
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.
₦1,500
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
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
"Civil Disorder is the Disease of Ibadan": Chieftaincy & Civic Culture in a Yoruba City by Ruth Watson
This book is a study of chieftaincy and political culture in Ibadan, the most populous city in what was Britain's largest West African colony, Nigeria. Examining the period between 1829 and 1939, it shows how and why the processes through which Ibadan was made into a civic community shifted from the battlefield to a discursive field. Concentrating on the early-to-mid colonial period, the book's focus on political discourse encompasses Ibadan's pre-colonial past, because forms of social action and political argument were always legitimated in terms of past precedents. This book offers a contribution to the social and cultural history of British colonial administration in Africa, as well as to the field of urban history. It should be of interest to anthropologists and social scientists for its innovative approach to the study of political culture
₦3,000
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
Ake Ni Igba Ewe By Wole Soyinka (HardCover)
This is the yoruba version of Ake: The Years of Childhood.
₦2,000
Studies in Precolonial Yoruba Warfare and Peace-making By G. O. Oguntomisin
"Studies in Precolonial Yoruba Warfare and Peace-making highlights the technical aspects of Yoruba wars and warfare in the pre-colonial period. It features the careers and the background of some major dramatis personae of the nineteenth century Yoruba wars and their impact on the military alignments and re-alignments in the period. The book also focuses on the political impact of the wars and the processes of war-prevention and peace-making in pre-colonial Yorubaland.
The book is one of the products of SAMOBA Research and Documentation Center. Its objective is to direct the attention of military histories to the study of technical aspects of warfare and sensitise the Higerian Military to study pre-colonial warfare of diverse Nigerian peoples with a view to modernising and incoperating them into conventional war tactics and strategies. 
₦2,000
A Comprehensive History of Yoruba People By G.O Oguntomisin
A comprehensive History of the Yoruba people Up to 1800 is the second aspect of the unfinished works of professor Adebowale Atanda, a renowned Professor of Yoruba history and former Acting Head of the Department of History, University of Ibadan. The first was edited and published in 2006 as a monograph entitled Political System of the Nigerian People Up to 1900
Work on this book started in 1983 when the late professor embarked on a study that would lead to the publication of a comprehensive book on Yoruba history. However, before his death 1996, he was able to write the draft of eight chapters out of an envisaged sixteen chapters. some of the draft were multilated. full of lacunae and uncompleted references which the Editor had to work upon. In spite of these flaws. the Editor was able salvage enough draft for a comprehrnsive reconstruction of the history of the History of the Yoruba People up to. 1800. Eight chapters have been conveniently retrived. In these chapters, Professor Atanda had in a comprehensive manner, thrown much light on the origin of the Yoruba and their socio-political and economic development before the emergence of Oduduwa. In his analysis of the Oduduwa and the golden age of Ife. Professor Atanda showed clearly that the Oduduwa era must not be construed as making the origin of the Yoruba race. their civilisation or the begining of political institution in Ile-Ife,but a period of revolution in Yoruba History . He also examined critically the development leading to the transformation of mini-states into mega-states in Yorubaland outside Ile-Ife, the era of old Oyo empire as well as government, economic and culture in yorubaland up to.1800 AD.
₦2,000
Yoruba Studies Review (Volume 5: Number 1.1: Fall 2020)

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 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. The journal will foster and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches dealing with a wide range of theoretical and applied topics including, but not limited to: cultural production, identities, religion, arts and aesthetics, history, language, knowledge system, philosophy, gender, media, popular culture, education and pedagogy, politics, business, economic issues, social policy, migration, geography and landscape, environment, health, technology, and sustainability.

The first volume contains the following:

Essays
Religion and the Future of Nigeria: Lessons from the Yorùbá Case, by J. D. Y. Peel
The Interface Between the Written and the Oral in Ifá Corpus, by Ọmó.tádé Adégbindin
A Comparative Study of Olódùmarè, the Yorùbá Supreme Being and the Judeo-Christian God, by S.é.gun Ògúngbèmí
The Glocalization of Yorùbá Ọmọlúwàbí Ideology, by Adémó.lá Dasylva
Is Modernity Single and Universal?: Ò.làjú and the Multilateral Modernity, by Adéshínà Afọláyan
The Migration Patterns and Identity of the Okun-Yorùbá People of Central Nigeria, by Ilésanmí Àkánmídù Paul
Women and the Age-Group System among the Ìjè.bú of Southwestern Nigeria, by Catherine Olútóyìn Williams and Níyì Ògúnkò.yà
Literature and History: A Study of Nigerian Indigenous Historical Novels, by Lérè Adéyẹmí

Special Profile — délé jé.gé.dé.: Art and Life
The Masquerade in the Marketplace: délé jé.gé.dé.’s Introspections and Reflections In Colors and Lines, by Tóyìn Fálọlá
Ìké.ré.-Èkìtì in Art and Cultural Narratives, by délé jé.gé.dé.
Rare Objects and the Rhapsodic World of Yorùbá Elite Art Collectors: Preliminary Notes, by Adérónké. Adés.ọlá Adésànyà

Review Essay
A Voice Sweeter than Salt: Tóyìn Fálọlá and the Construction of Subaltern Narrative Space, by Ben Weiss


₦3,500
Yoruba Studies Review (Volume 5: Number 1.2: Fall 2020)
The Yorùbá Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal. The journal embraces all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the basic/applied sciences in as much as the focus is on the Yorùbá affairs and the intersections with other communities and practices worldwide. The journal will foster and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches dealing with a wide range of theoretical and applied topics including, but not limited to: cultural production, identities, religion, arts and aesthetics, history, language, knowledge system, philosophy, gender, media, popular culture, education and pedagogy, politics, business, economic issues, social policy, migration, geography and landscape, environment, health, technology, and sustainability. The journal seeks to serve as the platform for a new generation of transformative scholarship that is based on cutting-edge research, novel methodologies, and interpretations that tap into the deep wells of Yorùbá epistemology and ontology. The journal will also publish critical review essays, book reviews, and scholarly debates on topical issues. The Yorùbá Studies Review will publish research and review manuscripts in the five languages that are primarily used in the Yorùbá world—English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yorùbá. Where possible, abstracts of papers will be translated into English.
₦3,500
Yoruba Studies Review (Volume 4: Number 1: Fall 2019)

Essays

Yoruba Chinese Ethical Intersectionality: Towards a Community of Shared Future in Afro-Asian Diasporic Spaces

Philip Ademola Olayoku

 

The “Africanization” of an African Diaspora Household: Toyin Falola and the Idea of Diasporic Home-Making

Babatunde Jaiyeoba and Adeshina Afolayan

 

Diaspora and Syncretism: Marriage Rites in Yorùbá Homeland and Abroad

Olanike Lawore​

 

East-West, West-East”: Cultural Transmission and Exchange of Yorùbá Religious Wood-Carvings between Ọ̀yó̩, Sábẹ and Ifè̩-Ana

Abiodun Olasupo Akande

 

The Development of Wheeled Transportation in Osun Division of Southwestern Nigeria, 1900-1960

Abiodun Ajayi​

 

Water Symbolism in Yorùbá Folklore and Culture

George Olusola Ajibade

 

Yoruba Indigenous Medicine in Search of Justification

Richard Taye Oyelakin

 

A Survey of Audience Reception of Atọ́ka, A Yorùbá Photoplay Magazine 

Clement Adéníyì Àkàngbé

 

Wifehood (Im)politeness in Negotiating Responsibility, Position, and Solidarity in Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again

Ezekiel Opeyemi Olajimbiti

 

A Stylistic Analysis of Seun Ogunfiditimi's Songs 

Temidayo Akinrinlola

Olódùmarè and Èsù in Yorùbá Religious Thought

Benson Ohihon Igboin

 

Translators’ Personality in the Translations of D.O. Fagunwa’s Igbó Olódùmarè

Clement Odoje​

 

 

 

 

Review Essay

 

On Wale Ogunyemi’s Translation of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart into Yoruba, Ìgbésí Ayé Okonkwo: A 'within-to-within' Approach of its Challenges

Gabriel Ayoola

 

 

Profile

 

Tunde Kelani: The Man Exceeds the Frame

Toyin Falola

 

Akin Ogundiran: The Historian and Archaeologist of Yoruba-Atlantic Becomes Chancellor Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Toyin Falola

₦3,500
Yoruba Studies Review (Volume 2: Number 2: Spring 2018)

Èdè Àyàn: The Language of Àyàn in Yorùbá Art and Ritual of Egúngún

Olawole Famule

 

Palace Courtyards in Iléṣà: A Melting Point of Traditional Yorùbá Architecture

Stephen Folaranmi and Babasẹhinde Ademulẹya

 

Healthcare Delivery among Yoruba Bonesetters in Southwest Nigeria and the Need for Collaboration with Orthodox Orthopedic Healthcare Services: A Mixed Method Study

Soladoye S. Asa, Matthew O. Ilori, and Lawrence A. Akinyoola

 

The Survival of the Yorùbá Healing Systems in the Modern Age

Ilesanmi Akanmidu Paul

 

Language and the African Philosophical Traditions

Kola Abimbola

 

Constructing Identities: Amos Tutuola and the Ibadan Literary Elite in the wake of Nigerian Independence

Mackenzie Finley

 

The Transition from Yorùbá Metaphysics to Islamic Aesthetics in Ọláńrewájú Adépọ̀jù’s Poetry

Stephen Toyin Ogundipe

 

Dialetics and Structural Organization in the Ẹ̀bìbì Festival Performances of the Ẹ̀pẹ́ People in Lagos State, Nigeria

Babatunde Olanrewaju Adebua and Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa

 

Social Media Marketing in the Yorùbá Video Film Industry

Olagoke Alamu

 

 

Book Review

Toyin Falola. The Toyin Falola Reader on African Culture, Nationalism, Development and Epistemologies

Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju

 

Enoch Olujide Gbadegesin, Yunusa Kehinde Salami and Kola Abimbola (eds.)

Exploring the Ethics of Individualism and Communitarianism. Harvest Day Publications, 2016, 365p.

Adeshina Afolayan

Book Forum

Rowland Abiodun, Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2014, 386p. Four essays presented at a Roundtable on the book during 2016 African Studies Association (ASA) conference.

 

Ẹlẹ́nu Rírì àti Àmù Ìyá Rẹ̀

Moyosore Okediji

 

Yoruba Epistemology, Art, Language and the Universe of Meanings: A Meta-Analysis

Michael O. Afolayan

 

"The Landbound Chicken and the Deliberate Chameleon yet have their Uses": Yorùbá Art History, Language, and Interpretation

Kathy Curnow

 

On Appreciating and Understanding African Art

Rowland Abiodun

 

Conference Review

Toyin Falola @ 65: African Knowledges and Alternative Futures

Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju

 

Toyin Falola @ 65: African Knowledges and Alternative Futures

Amber Murrey and Edith Phaswana

 

 

 

From the Archives

Keynote presented in 2006 at the conference on proverbs held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

 

Proverbs and African Modernity: Defining an Ethics of Becoming

Oyekan Owomoyela

₦3,500
Yoruba Studies Review (Volume 2: Number 1: Fall 2017)

Views from the Shoreline: Community, Trade and Religion in Coastal Yorubaland and the Western Niger Delta         

Insa Nolte and Olukoya Ogen

 

Coastal Yorubaland: Habitability, Inhabitance, and Inheritances 

Toyin Falola

 

Making Sense of the Yoruba Littoral 

Ayodeji Olukoju

 

Trade, Violence and Diplomacy on the Coast of Ikorodu: The Resistance of

Balogun Mabadeje Jaiyesimi   

Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu

 

The Dynamics of Traditional Religion in the Political Economy of Ikorodu 

Adéyẹmi Balogun

 

Individual Agency and the Diversity of Traditional Practice: The Iji Nla

Association of Ijede   

Charles K. Omotayo

 

Trade on the North Eastern Bank of the Lagos Lagoon: A Focus on

Ejinrin Lagoon Market, 1851–1939 

Oladipo O. Olubomehin

 

Who Owns the Central Mosque? Ethnic Identity and the Struggle for Spiritual Space in Epe, Southwest Nigeria 

Moruff Mudasiru

 

Celebrating a Heterogeneous Community: The Ebibi Festival of the Epe People 

Babatunde Olanrewaju Adebua

 

Ghanaian Settlers in Orimedu: Oju Ota, Gender, and Christianity in a Coastal Fishing Community 

Adebayo Adewusi

 

By Canoe and Speedboat: The Recent Expansion of the Ilaje Fishing Trade 

Kayọde Joseph Onipede

 

 

 

The Illicit Production and Consumption of Ogogor in Coastal Yorubaland

and the Niger Delta 

Dọlapo Z. Olupayimo

 

Oil Exploration and Exploitation in Ugbo (Ilaje) Communities of Coastal

Yorubaland 

‘Gbade Ikuejube and O. A. Funmilayo

 

Malokun Festival and Practices among the Mahin on the Ilaje Coast 

Ajishola Omojeje and Raliat Olusola Adu-Peters

 

Controlling the Boundaries of Morality: The History and Powers of

Ayelala Deity 

Oluwafunminiyi Raheem and Mike Famiyesin

 

The Political Economy of Village Level Theocracies in the Ilaje Coastline,

Southwest Nigeria 

Babajide Ololajulo

 

The Importance of Trade for Reverend E. M. Lijadu and the Evangelist Band Mission 

Joseph Osuolale Ayodokun

 

Yoruba Coastal Christian Communities: From the Evangelist Band Mission

to the Zion and Holy Apostles Communities 

Adégbọla Tolu Adéfi

 

The Metaphysics of Justice: Ayelala’s Rise in Benin and Other Parts of Edo State 

Benson Ohihon Igboin

 

An African Monotheism: The Igbe Religion of the Urhobo and the Economic Importance of Ore-Isi Festival 

Fortune Afatakpa

 

Communique Issued at the End of the First International Conference on

Community, Trade and Religion in Coastal Yorubaland and Western Niger

Delta, Held at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, from 6–8 December 2016     

₦3,500
Yoruba Studies Review (Volume 6: Number 1: Fall 2021)
Àgbéyẹ ̀wó Ìfẹ ̀tọ ́dunni àti Ìdájọ ́ Nínú Àsàyàn Eré-onítàn Yorùbá
Àrìnpé G. Adéjùmọ ̀, Ọládélé Ṣàngótóyè

Ìlò Èébú Nínú Àwọn Ìtàn-àròsọ Ọ̀tẹlẹ̀múyẹ́ Òkédìjí
Olúyẹmisí Adébọ̀wálé, Tèmítọ́pẹ́ Olúmúyìwá


Àyẹ ̀wò Ìlò Àpólà- Orúkọ Aṣẹ̀dá Nínú Ìwé Ìtànàròsọ Àjà Ló Lẹrù
Folúkẹ Bọláńlé Adékẹ̀yè , Bọ́láńlé Elizabeth Arókoyọ̀

Àfìhàn Àwo̩ n O̩ lo̩ ́pàá Oríle̩ ̀-èdè Nàijíríà Nínú Às̩ àyàn Lítírés̩ o̩ ̀ Àpile̩ ̀ko̩
Justina O̩lábo̩wálé Adams
Ewì Gẹ́gẹ́ Bí Ètè Ogun Jíjà Láwùjọ
Luqman Abísọ́lá Kíaríbẹ̀ẹ́

̀ ̀ 'Itànkále̩ ̀ Èrò E̩ ni nínú Às̩ àyàn Fíìmù Yorùbá
Olúbùnmi Tèmítọ́pẹ́Adú
Ayọ̀ọlá Ọládùnńkẹ́ Àránsí
 
Àrokò Gẹ́gẹ́ bí Ọ̀ nà Ìbánisọ̀rọ̀ Láàárín Àwọn Babaláwo
Olúwaṣakin A. Kẹhìndé ́
Ìfẹ-ìtumọ̀-lójú: Wíwá Ọ̀rọ̀-Ìperí Fún Àrùn Kòkòrò-Apa-Sójà-Ara (KASA) àti Èbólà
Clement Odoje
Àkànlò-èdè Tuntun Nínú Àwọn Orin Ọ ̀ dọ ́ Ìwòyí
Dayo Akanmu

₦3,500
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
Yoruba Hometowns: Community, Identity and Development in Nigeria by Lilian Trager
This is a Trager's chef-d'oeuvre, a rich study of the strong ties Yoruba migrants maintain with their hometowns in Nigeria and pioneering exploration of the implications, and individual lives are wonderful."Josef Gugler
₦2,000
Yoruba Proverbs With Feminine Lexis by Laide Sheba

Yoruba proverbs with feminine lexis is a choice collection of Yoruba words of wisdom on a wide spectrum of issues revolving around a woman’s life. This compilation is a storehouse of wisdom relevant to women’s values and virtues, essential for building wholesome lives within their world.

The book contains over six hundred Yoruba proverbs with accurate English translations, carefully arranged under different topics for easy reading and reference.

This book is a treasure of information for students of Linguistics, Yoruba language, speechwriters, researchers in African languages, all women, and the general public

₦1,500
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

₦8,000
Adimula {RELIGION IN YORUBALAND} by Akin Otiko Akinmayowa

This book plays the devil's advocate by challenging theststuesque position on the religion traditionally found in Africa, in order to stir up thought about the nature of these religions, as well as the worship elements used in them. No one can 'again' say that the Africans do not have religions, just as Africans should cease from calling what they doat the level of culture their religions. What then are the religions of the Africans? How can they fare as religious? What more is nedded in their discussions on soteriology?
₦2,000
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.
₦12,000
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
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