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Title:Orisa: Yoruba Gods and spiritual identity in Africa and the diaspora
Editors:Falola, ToyinISNI
Genova, AnnISNI
City of publisher:Trenton, NJ
Publisher:Africa World
ISBN:1592213731; 159221374X
Geographic terms:West Africa
United States
Subjects:African religions
cultural heritage
religious festivals
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Abstract:Yoruba 'orisa' worship has become one of the most practiced African religions in the world. It represents the resilience of a traditional African religion, but also its versatility to become an integral part of contemporary social movements, especially in the Americas. The essays in this volume address Yoruba 'orisa' worship in Nigeria and the Americas from a variety of disciplines. The essays were originally presented at an international conference held at the University of Texas at Austin from March 26 to March 28, 2004. Several of the essays introduce local festivals and aspects of divination that have received little or no attention until now. The chapters are grouped into three parts: A. Surviving traditions (contributions by K. Noel Amherd, Dahud Kehinde Shangodoyin and Oluwayemisi Oyeronke Ojo, Yomi Akinyeye, Lawrence Oyewole Arohunmolase, Jubril Adesegun Dosumu, Danoye Oguntola-Laguda); B. Dispersal and transformation (Joyce Marie Jackon and Fehintola Mosadomi), K. Noel Amherd, Michael Marcuzzi, Jo Anna Hunter, Faola Ifagboyede, Anna Catalani, Anthony Attah Agbali, Joni L. Jones); C. New identities (Ikuko Koike, Kidogo Kennedy, Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie, Sabrina Collins, Ramona La Roche). [ASC Leiden abstract]