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Arts of Being Yoruba : Divination, Allegory, Tragedy, Proverb, Panegyric - (Paperback)

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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.

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Philosophy, Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: African Expressive Cultures
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Adu00e9lu00e9ku00e8 Adu00e9u00e8ku00f3
Language: English
Street Date: August 18, 2017
TCIN: 51697869
UPC: 9780253026491
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-3872
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