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  • 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 ...
  • Healthcare Delivery among Yoruba Bonesetters in Southwest Nigeria and the Need for Collaboration with Orthodox Orthopedic Healthcare Services: A Mixed Method Study

    September 13, 2018

    Healthcare Delivery among Yoruba Bonesetters in Southwest Nigeria and the Need for Collaboration with Orthodox Orthopedic Healthcare Services: A Mixed Method StudySoladoye S. Asa Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria solaasa2000@yahoo.com; sasa@oauife.edu.ng Matthew O. Ilori African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria matthewoilori@gmail.com Lawrence A. Akinyoola Department of Surgery and Orthopaedic, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria aakinyoola@yahoo.co.uk Abstract This study covers three purposively chosen ...
  • The Survival of the Yorùbá Healing Systems in the Modern Age

    September 13, 2018

    The Survival of the Yorùbá Healing Systems in the Modern AgeIlesanmi Akanmidu Paul Department of History and International Studies Adekunle Ajasin University Akiungba-Akoko, Nigeria paul.akanmidu@gmail.com Abstract This study investigates the philosophy and tradition of the Yorùbá healing system and the reasons for its survival into the modern age. The introduction of western-style healthcare by missionaries—which became ...
  • Language and the African Philosophical Traditions

    September 13, 2018

    Language and the African Philosophical TraditionsKọ́lá Abímbọ́lá Department of Philosophy Howard University Washington, DC kolapo.abimbola@Howard.edu Abstract Are there universal principles, categories, or forms of reasoning that apply to all aspects of human experience—irrespective of culture and epoch? Numerous scholars have explored this very question from Africana perspectives: Kwasi Wiredu (1996) explored ...
  • Constructing Identities: Amos Tutuola and the Ibadan Literary Elite in the wake of Nigerian Independence

    September 13, 2018

    Constructing Identities: Amos Tutuola and the Ibadan Literary Elite in the wake of Nigerian IndependenceMackenzie Finley Department of History University of Texas at Austin mackenziejfinley@gmail.com Abstract With Nigerian novelist Amos Tutuola as primary subject, this paper attempts to understand the construction of sociocultural identities in Nigeria in the wake of independence. Despite the international success of his literary publications, ...
  • The Transition from Yorùbá Metaphysics to Islamic Aesthetics in Ọláńrewájú Adépọ̀jù’s Poetry

    September 13, 2018

    The Transition from Yorùbá Metaphysics to Islamic Aesthetics in Ọláńrewájú Adépọ̀jù’s PoetryStephen Toyin Ogundipe Department of English Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. st.ogundipe@gmail.com; stogundipe@oauife.edu.ng Abstract This paper explores the poetry of Ọláńrewájú Adépọ̀jù, a major contemporary Yorùbá poet, based in Ibadan, southwestern Nigeria. Much of the scholarship on the poet focuses purely on his sociopolitical interest, ...
  • Dialetics and Structural Organization in the Ẹ̀bìbì Festival Performances of the Ẹ̀pẹ́ People in Lagos State, Nigeria

    September 13, 2018

    Dialetics and Structural Organization in the Ẹ̀bìbì Festival Performances of the Ẹ̀pẹ́ People in Lagos State, NigeriaBabatunde Olanrewaju Adebua Babcock University, Nigeria adebuab@babcock.edu.ng Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa Babcock University, Nigeria sotunsam@babcock.edu.ng Abstract There is growing interest in the study of festivals by literary scholars in African orature. In Nigeria, the festival resources of the Ìjèḅ ú in southwestern Nigeria, specifically the Èḅ ìbì festival, ...
  • Social Media Marketing in the Yorùbá Video Film Industry

    September 13, 2018

    Social Media Marketing in the Yorùbá Video Film IndustryOlagoke Alamu Ekiti State University, Nigeria. Email: gatanfeani62@gmail.com Abstract The thrust of this paper is the critical evaluation of the level of acceptance of social media marketing in the Yorùbá film industry. In this age of globalization, many film marketers across the world have ...
  • Individualism, Communitarianism and African Philosophy: A Review Essay on Exploring the Ethics of Individualism and Communitarianism

    September 13, 2018

    Individualism, Communitarianism and African Philosophy: A Review Essay on Exploring the Ethics of Individualism and CommunitarianismEnoch Olujide Gbadegesin, Yunusa Kehinde Salami and Kola Abimbola A collection of critical essays on Professor Segun Gbadegesin, one of the most preeminent figures in African philosophy, is by no mean an insignificant feat. This is all the more so because ...
  • Rowland Abiodun Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art

    September 13, 2018

    Rowland Abiodun Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African ArtCambridge University Press, New York, 2014, 386p. Four essays presented at a Roundtable on the book during 2016 African Studies Association (ASA) conference. Ẹlẹ́nu Rírì ati Àmù Ìyá Rẹ̀.1 Mọyọ̀ṣọ́rẹ Òkédìjí University of Texas, Austin moyo.okediji@utexas.edu Ar̀ òko ̣ yi ̀i ́ sẹ aỳ eẁ ̣ ò ...