Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A History of the Yoruba People


One of the other books that caught my fancy at the fair is this one. Definitely voluminous and rich in the history of my people, I will acquire it soon.

The image on the cover is a bronze statue of the Ooni of Ile Ife, the ancestral home of the Yorubas. The Ile Ife people were adept at bronze casting since 700 AD. Most of the works depicting royalty are now held in European museums after they were plundered during colonialism.

3 comments:

jabez said...

I read about the Yorubas only in encarta. I should someday get a hold of this book :D

btw, i like your photos. Keep 'em coming. I am an active observer of LAgos life from afar :D

Lolade Adewuyi said...

@Jabez
Thank you and hope to see more of you.

You should read more about the strength and culture of the Yorubas, they're a really interesting lot.

Ms zee said...

Please I need a copy of this, where can I purchase it many thanks