- By Karin Barber

I Could Speak Until Tomorrow: Oriki, Women, and the Past in a Yoruba Town

  • Title: I Could Speak Until Tomorrow: Oriki, Women, and the Past in a Yoruba Town
  • Author: Karin Barber
  • ISBN: 9781560980438
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I Could Speak Until Tomorrow Oriki Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town In Yoruba culture oriki or oral praise poetry is a major part of both traditional performance and daily life and as such reflects social change and structure both past and present Karin Barber stud

    In Yoruba culture oriki, or oral praise poetry, is a major part of both traditional performance and daily life, and as such reflects social change and structure both past and present Karin Barber studies the oriki poetry of Okuku, a small town in the Oyo state of Nigeria She shows how women, the main performers of the oriki, interpret the poems and examines the links itIn Yoruba culture oriki, or oral praise poetry, is a major part of both traditional performance and daily life, and as such reflects social change and structure both past and present Karin Barber studies the oriki poetry of Okuku, a small town in the Oyo state of Nigeria She shows how women, the main performers of the oriki, interpret the poems and examines the links it gives them between living and dead, human and spiritual, and present and past.

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