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Yoruba gurus : indigenous production of knowledge in Africa

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The primary focus of the book is about the intellectual production of the prominent Yoruba intelligentsia outside of the academy. The academic mode has often privileged itself at the expense of other sites of production and voices. In this book, Toyin Falola analyzes the broad themes of the chroniclers who wrote in Yoruba and English and the contribution of the gurus among them. In addition, he presents a few  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Falola, Toyin.
Yoruba gurus.
Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)606339314
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toyin Falola
ISBN: 0865436983 9780865436985 0865436991 9780865436992
OCLC Number: 39747427
Description: xii, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The evolution of indigenous production of knowledge --
Samuel Johnson: the pioneer and patriarch --
M.C. Adeyemi: the historian of Oyo --
King Isaac Babalola Akinyele: the scholar of Ibadan --
Kemi Morgan: another reconstruction of Ibadan history --
Chief Samuel Ojo Bada: the frontier city of Ilorin --
Theophilus Olabode Avoseh: major and minor works on Epe and badagry --
Unsung authors of the modern era: the histories of Igbomina --
Alternative knowledge: perspectives, ideas, and relevance.
Responsibility: Toyin Falola.

Abstract:

"The primary focus of the book is about the intellectual production of the prominent Yoruba intelligentsia outside of the academy. The academic mode has often privileged itself at the expense of other sites of production and voices. In this book, Toyin Falola analyzes the broad themes of the chroniclers who wrote in Yoruba and English and the contribution of the gurus among them. In addition, he presents a few selected texts to elaborate general and specific points."--Jacket.

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