Orature and Yorùbá Riddles

  • Authors
  • Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí
    Pages 1-9
  3. Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí
    Pages 11-35
  4. Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí
    Pages 37-87
  5. Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí
    Pages 89-129
  6. Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí
    Pages 131-177
  7. Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí
    Pages 179-229
  8. Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí
    Pages 231-235
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 237-261

About this book


Orature and Yorùbá Riddles takes readers into the hitherto unexplored undercurrents of riddles in Africa. Because of its oral and all too often ephemeral nature, riddles have escaped close scrutiny from scholars. The strength of the Yorùbá as the focus of this study is impressive indeed: a major ethnic group in Africa, with established connections with the black diaspora in North America and the Caribean; a rich oral and written culture; a large and diverse population; and an integrated rural-urban society. The book is divided into six chapters for readers' convenience. When read in sequence, the book provides a comprehensive, holistic sense of Yorùbá creativity where riddles are concerned. At the same time, the book is conceived in a way that each chapter could be read individually. Therefore, those readers seeking understanding of a specific type of riddle may target a single chapter appearing most relevant to her/his curiosity.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-69958-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50263-6
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