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5.0 out of 5 stars An original book. It is also pleasurable and enlightening., 12 Sep 2003
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This review is from: Owe. Yoruba in Proverbs (Hardcover)
A.A. Kila has found a very original way to draw our interest to a very rich and complex African culture without falling into trivialities or mystifications. In Owe.Yoruba in Proverbs, we are given the chance to analyse and reflect upon the symbols, beliefs and thoughts of the culture that has made possible the works of great authors like Wole Soyinka and Gabriel García Márquez.
The sayings collected and the teaching they convey will apply to anybody anywhere in the world and Kila’s comments are simply superb.
The illustrations are very interesting though I could not tell which of the two artist did which one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book, 15 Sep 2003
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This review is from: Owe. Yoruba in Proverbs (Hardcover)
If you think a book on proverbs is just a collection of common places or boring wisdom then this book will change your views.
It is probably the most original use of proverbs since Erasmus’ Adagia
A.A. Kila has used his collection of proverbs to explore and comment the myths, thoughts and beliefs of one of the biggest cultures of our time.
Owe. Yoruba in Proverbs is not only informative it is also very enjoyable.
The illustrations by his are just fabulous.
I have read a lot about the Yoruba culture, after this book I definitely understand more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yorùbá Proverbs (òwe), 15 Jan 2013
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This is a very good entry-level book into the complex ancestral wisdom of the Yorùbá people. The detailed explanation of the proverbs is crucial for all and gives indications of pre-colonial Afrika. Highly recommended for those looking to identify with Yorùbá culture or learn this rich popular west Afrkan language.
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