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Yoruba trickster tales

by Oyekan Owomoyela

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln, Neb .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria.
    • Subjects:
    • Yoruba (African people) -- Folklore,
    • Tales -- Nigeria,
    • Turtles -- Folklore,
    • Tricksters -- Nigeria

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementOyekan Owomoyela.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR351.32.Y56 O86 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 218 p. ;
      Number of Pages218
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL998555M
      ISBN 100803235631, 0803286112
      LC Control Number96037321

      Oyekan Owomoyela is the author of Yoruba Trickster Tales ( avg rating, 18 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Yoruba Proverbs ( avg rating, 16 r /5(2). Trickster Tales trickster Usually male but occasionally female or disguised in female form, he is notorious for exaggerated biological drives and well-endowed physique; partly divine, partly human, and partly animal, he is an often amoral and comic troublemaker.

        Via Transformations of the Trickster by Helen Lock More about Esu-Elegbara from my favorite book, The Signifying Monkey by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: ‘Each version of Esu is the sole messenger of the gods (in Yoruba, irnase), he who interprets the will of the gods to man; he who carries the desires of man to the gods. Èṣù is without a doubt, the most fascinating, astute and unpredictable of all Yorùbá Orishas. Central to Yorùbá Orisha religion, Èṣù is known as a divine messenger who is a mediator between man, the Orishas and the Supreme God Olódùmarè-Òlóòrun. He is also known as an instigator of intrigues and trickster Orisha. In this collection of tales, Èṣù takes center stage, as the.

      The trickster is a common stock character in folklore and popular culture.A clever, mischievous person or creature, the trickster achieves their ends through the use of trickery. A trickster may trick others simply for their amusement, they could be a physically weak character trying to survive in a dangerous world, or they could even be a personification of the chaos that the world needs to.   Erusha Elegba: the yoruba trickster god Published on Apr 1, This article by John Pemberton, a professor of Religion at Amherst College, explores the .


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Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies.

A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the by: Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies.

A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world/5(18).

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world.

Yoruba Trickster Tales comes out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world.

Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring Benin), the trickster character is Ajapa, the. : Yoruba Trickster Tales () by Owomoyela, Oyekan and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(17).

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies.

A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world. Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring. A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world.

Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring Bénin), the trickster character is Àjàpá, the tortoise. The repertory of tales about him is seemingly inexhaustible.

Tales of Èṣù: Yorùbá Divine Messenger and trickster Orisha are stories based on the African Yorùbá oral tradition of storytelling, which portrays the escapades and folly of this divine Orisha, utilizing a modern touch and simple language. Èṣù, as the first Orisha, is well-worshipped and extremely respected in Yorùbáland because he 5/5(2).

Get Books. Yoruba Trickster Tales Yoruba Trickster Tales by Oyekan Owomoyela, Yoruba Trickster Tales Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Yoruba Trickster Tales books, A collection of twenty-three tales involving Aj'ap'a, a tortoise with human traits who has relationships with an assortment of animal and human characters.

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world.

Among the Yoruba of West Author: Oyekan Owomoyela. A short history of trickster tales and why they are important today. Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring B\u00E9nin), the trickster character is \u00C0j\u00E0p\u00E1, the tortoise.\" \"In this volume Oyekan Owomoyela offers a representative gathering of twenty-three Yoruba trickster tales.

\u00C0j\u00E0p\u00E1 is notable for his strikingly human habits, abilities. Yoruba Trickster Tales (Book): Owomoyela, Oyekan: Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies.

A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world. Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in.

Owomoyela, O. () Yoruba Trickster Tales. Lincoln NE: University of Nebraska Press. Oyèláràn, Ọ. () ‘ Ìtàn Ìdàgbàsókè Ẹ̀kọ́ Ìmọ̀ Èdè Yorùbá Láti Ìbẹ̣̀rẹ̀ Pẹ̀pẹ̀ ’ in Ọlátúnjí, Ọ. (ed.), Àpérò ní Ìrántí J. Odunjo, (Yoruba: a language in transition) Idagbasoke.

"Yoruba Trickster Tales comes out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies.

A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world. The tome also comes with a companion website of even more proverbs. Readers will find in the book, preceded by two earlier proverb collections and one trickster tales compilation, a truly majestic culmination of Oyekan Owomoyela’s four-decade long labor at constructing a formidable textual archive of Yoruba oral literatures.

Read this book on Questia. Of all the different sub-genres of oral prose fiction among the Yoruba of Nigeria, the trickster tale is the most popular, especially among the nonruling stratum of society. Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Trickster tale, in oral traditions worldwide, a story featuring a protagonist (often an anthropomorphized animal) who has magical powers and who is characterized as a compendium of opposites.

Simultaneously an omniscient creator and an innocent fool, a malicious destroyer and a childlike prankster, the trickster-hero serves as a sort of folkloric scapegoat onto which are projected the fears.For a study of four West African trickster figures in their social and mythic settings, see my book The Trickster in West Africa: A Study of Mythic Irony and Sacred Delight (Berkeley, ), which concludes with a discussion of the theory of the trickster.

Yoruba Trickster Tales. Lincoln, For the Yoruba, Eshu can be a nastier, more malevolent being, though he still delights in contradictions, and, to a lesser extent, sex. Where there is confusion or arguments, he is there.

The violence and lawlessness of Eshu's desire is demonstrated in an a tale related by Robert Farris Thompson about Eshu-Yangi, the father of all Eshu.