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African Narratives of Orishas, Spirits and Other Deities - Stories from West Africa and the African Diaspora : A Journey Into the Realm of Deities, SPI
by Alex Cuoco


Overview - Acknowledging that the Yoruba are one of the largest and most important groups of people in West Africa, apart from its value as a cultural treasure, African Narratives of Orishas, Spirits and Other Deities will also delight the readers with its wealth of information on Yoruba/Vodun religious beliefs which are told in a spirited form with humor and poetry.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Acknowledging that the Yoruba are one of the largest and most important groups of people in West Africa, apart from its value as a cultural treasure, African Narratives of Orishas, Spirits and Other Deities will also delight the readers with its wealth of information on Yoruba/Vodun religious beliefs which are told in a spirited form with humor and poetry. Every page reveals the different deeds and aspects of Yoruba deities known as Oriṣa, as well as a number of spirits and other deities. This stunning collection of narratives showcases the diversity of Yoruba Oriṣa culture and evokes the power of Aṣẹ. It gives West African deities their much deserved respect and place in world culture. In this collection, Alex Cuoco, specifically kept the text in a non-academic format to afford the reader a free flow of thought without interruptions to check notes. He also chose to use simple language throughout the book to make the texts understandable and valuable to the general reader, as well as, making it a great contribution to the informed. The narratives and all other supporting topics in this work examine Oriṣa/Vodun beliefs in cultures in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, as well as, the Angola/Congo Nkisi deities, thus creating a cross-cultural foundation for spiritual learning and gaining of wisdom and knowledge. (Contains an extensive glossary).


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  • ISBN-13: 9781478724513
  • ISBN-10: 147872451X
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 990
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1.95 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds


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