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  • I am hated, therefore I am: The Enemy in Yorùbá Imaginary

    December 4, 2018

    I am hated, therefore I am: The Enemy in Yorùbá ImaginaryAbimbola Adelakun African and African Diaspora Studies Department University of Texas at Austin United States of America aa_adelakun@utexas.edu Abstract This essay will study how the Yorùbá conceptualize “ọ̀tá” or the enemy, a trope that recurs in various cultural phenomena such as music, prayers, and other social ...
  • Yorùbá Values and the Environment

    December 3, 2018

    Yorùbá Values and the EnvironmentJohn Ayọtunde Iṣọla Bẹwaji Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica tunde.bewaji@gmail.com Abstract This essay deploys Yorùbá ontology, epistemology and axiology to construct a Yorùbá ecological philosophy, or ecosophy. It argues that in contrast with the Judeo-Christian tradition ...
  • Aristotle and the Ọmọlúwàbí Ethos: Ethical Implications for Public Morality in Nigeria

    December 2, 2018

    Aristotle and the Ọmọlúwàbí Ethos: Ethical Implications for Public Morality in NigeriaSunday Olaoluwa Dada Department of Philosophy Ekiti State University, Nigeria sunday.dada@eksu.edu.ng Abstract This essay explores the philosophical affinity between Aristotle’s concept of virtue as character habituation and the Yorùbá ethical and ontological understanding of ọmọlúwàbí as the foundation for re-examining the philosophical foundation of democratic ...
  • Ìwà l’ẹwà: Towards a Yorùbá Feminist Ethics

    December 1, 2018

    Ìwà l’ẹwà: Towards a Yorùbá Feminist EthicsOlayinka Oyeleye Department of Philosophy University of Ibadan Nigeria talk2yinka@yahoo.com Abstract This paper explores a narrative path towards foregrounding what it calls a gender-relative morality as a core dimension of female subordination. It takes a feminist approach to ethics, which stresses specifically the political enterprise ...
  • A Sartrean Approach to Ayé Ṣίṣe in Yorùbá Existentialism

    November 30, 2018

    A Sartrean Approach to Ayé Ṣίṣe in Yorùbá ExistentialismBabalọla Joseph Balogun Department of Philosophy Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria talk2joey@yahoo.com Abstract The place of the world in the life of individual human being cannot be underestimated. This fact has culminated in the high esteem in which the concept of the world is held in ...
  • Epistemic Roots, Universal Routes and Ontological Roofs of African “Ritual Archives”: Disciplinary Formations in African Thought (Review Essay)

    November 29, 2018

    Epistemic Roots, Universal Routes and Ontological Roofs of African “Ritual Archives”: Disciplinary Formations in African Thought (Review Essay)Oluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju Comparative Cognitive Processes and Systems (Compcros) http://danteadinkra.wixsite.com/compcros toyin.adepoju@gmail.com Introduction: Why Write an Essay on an Essay? One may compose an essay on another essay, and possibly an even longer one than the essay being studied, long as that one is, when one ...
  • Encyclopedia of the Yoruba — Book Review

    November 27, 2018

    Encyclopedia of the Yoruba — Book ReviewToyin Falola and Akintunde Akinyemi (Eds). Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2016. 371pp. Ibrahim A. Odugbemi University of Ibadan, Nigeria   Encyclopedia of the Yoruba is a single-volume encyclopedia that is comprised of 285 entries of short essays ...
  • Yorùbá Studies Review

    November 26, 2018

    Yorùbá Studies ReviewVolume 3 :: Number 1 :: Fall 2018 ISSN 2473-4713 The Yorùbá Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal dedicated to the study of the experience of the Yorùbá peoples and their descendants globally. The journal covers all aspects of the ...
  • Yorùbá Studies Review

    September 13, 2018

    Yorùbá Studies ReviewVolume 2 : Number 2 : Spring 2018 ISSN 2473-4713   The Yorùbá Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal dedicated to the study of the experience of the Yorùbá peoples and their descendants globally. The journal covers all aspects of the Yorùbá ...
  • Palace Courtyards in Iléṣà: A Melting Point of Traditional Yorùbá Architecture

    September 13, 2018

    Palace Courtyards in Iléṣà: A Melting Point of Traditional Yorùbá ArchitectureStephen Fọlárànmí Ọbáfémi AwólỌ̀wọ̀ University, Nigeria folasteve@oauife.edu.ng Babásẹhìndè Adémúlẹyá Ọbáfémi AwólỌ̀wọ̀ University, Nigeria babaleya@yahoo.com Abstract The Yorùbá courtyard is an important architectural space in traditional Yorùbá architecture that has not received adequate scholarly attention. This paper examines the courtyards in the palace of certain chiefs and Ọwá ...