By Stephen Adebanji Akintoye
“A wondrous fulfillment, a profound pioneering step forward, a reminder to New global historians of what ‘proper historical past’ is all approximately – a recount which pulls the complete landed and non secular portrait of a humans from its roots up – A background of the Yoruba humans is yet one more superlative paintings of extraordinary chronicling and persuasive interpretation by way of a great student and historiographer of Africa.~ Prof Michael Vickers, writer of Ethnicity and Sub-Nationalism in Nigeria: stream for a Mid-West Stateand Phantom path: learning old America.
“This e-book is greater than a twenty first century try and (re)present a entire heritage of the Yoruba ... moving the point of interest to a broader and extra eclectic account. it's a way more nuanced, evidentially-sensitive, systematic account.” ~ Wale Adebanwi, help. Prof., African American and African stories, UC Davis, USA.
“Akintoye hyperlinks the Yoruba earlier with the current, broadening and transcending Samuel Johnson in scope and time, and reviving either the eagerness and schedule which are over a century outdated, to bare the lengthy background and definable identification of a humans and an ethnicity...Here is an available e-book, with the promise of being ageless, written by way of the one one that has sustained an instructional curiosity during this topic for almost part a century, delivering the treasures of gathered wisdom, powerful encounters with bought knowledge, and mature judgement in regards to the future.” ~ Toyin Falola, The Frances Higginbotham Nalle Professor in historical past, college of Texas at Austin, USA.
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A History of the Yoruba People by Stephen Adebanji Akintoye