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Yoruba poetry; an anthology of traditional poems

Author: Ulli Beier
Publisher: Cambridge [England] University Press, 1970.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beier, Ulli.
Yoruba poetry.
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1970
(OCoLC)570168087
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulli Beier
ISBN: 0521074673 9780521074674
OCLC Number: 77778
Description: 126 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Obatala, the Creator --
Eshu, the God of fate --
Sonponna --
Alajire --
Shango, the God of thunder --
Oshun, the river Goddess --
Ogun, God of war --
Erinle, the God of the forest --
The king of Oyo --
The king of Ikerre --
Onikoyi, the warrior king --
The Timi of Ede --
Ibadan --
The oracle --
Born to die --
Rain magic --
Evil on crossroads --
Witches --
Knots --
Forgiveness --
Quarrel --
Money --
Popularity --
Luck --
Memory --
Snake bite --
Court case --
Wealth --
Maize --
Malt of Guinea corn --
Fish poison bean --
Two hundred dogs --
Gudugudu --
Obi --
Witches' bean cake --
Riddle --
Sour drink --
Vulture's beak --
I see and look --
Sweet belly laughter --
Partridge fart --
Death kill gently --
Cricket's shit --
Three friends --
The leopard --
Death --
Funeral songs --
Recitation on the bride --
Pagidari --
Famine --
Tricks --
Hunger --
The lazy man --
Women --
Elephant --
Hy. Leopard --
Bushbuck --
Duyker --
Kob antelope --
Red monkey --
Colobus --
Baboon --
Viper --
Python --
Bush rat --
Chicken --
Blue cuckoo --
New yam --
The mystery tree at Erin --
The ballad of Kudjoyi --
The moon --
Tearful complaint --
Hunger --
Duck --
Rain --
Yam --
Boasting --
The hen --
Lullabies --
Housetraining a child --
Woru --
Song for Kori, God of children --
Song of Egbe, the children's masque society --
Song --
Win win torowin --
The bad bird --
Song abusing drummers --
Song of abuse --
You broke the rule --
The lazy one --
The lazy one cannot fight --
Song of spite --
Mocking song --
Driving a proud child away from the game --
Finger game --
A game --
Hide and seek --
Praise-names of Ojo --
Praise-names of Twins --
Praise of a child --
Riddles.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Ulli Beier. Illustrated by Susanne Wenger.

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