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Ifa Divination : Communication Between Gods and Men in West Africa
by William W. Bascom




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The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the accumulated wisdom of countless generations of Yoruba people, are an invaluable source not only for all students of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but also for future generations interested in the continuing vitality of Ifa divination and a Yoruba way of life and thought. --Henry Drewal

This landmark study of Ifa, the most important and elaborate system of divination of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, remains a monumental contribution to scholarship in anthropology, folklore, religion, philosophy, linguistics, and African and African-American studies.

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Overview

The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the accumulated wisdom of countless generations of Yoruba people, are an invaluable source not only for all students of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but also for future generations interested in the continuing vitality of Ifa divination and a Yoruba way of life and thought. --Henry Drewal

This landmark study of Ifa, the most important and elaborate system of divination of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, remains a monumental contribution to scholarship in anthropology, folklore, religion, philosophy, linguistics, and African and African-American studies.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780253206381
  • ISBN-10: 0253206383
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publish Date: March 1991
  • Page Count: 608
  • Dimensions: 10.02 x 7.02 x 1.31 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.29 pounds

Series: Midland Book #638

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