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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Sng in Africa and the African diaspora
Editors:Tishken, Joel E.ISNI
Flol, TynISNI
Aknyem, AkntndISNI
Year:2009
Pages:365
Language:English
Series:African expressive cultures
City of publisher:Bloomington, IN
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:025335336X; 9780253353368; 0253220947; 9780253220943
Geographic terms:West Africa
Nigeria
Brazil
Caribbean
Subjects:deities
Yoruba
African religions
Abstract:In the pantheon of Yorb rs, Sng, the god of thunder, is a powerful, fearful deity who controls the forces of nature. The present collective volume considers the spread of polytheistic religious traditions from West Africa, the mythical Sng, the historical Sng, and syncretic traditions of Sng worship. The contributions are grouped in four parts. Part 1, Defining Sng in West Africa, includes chapters on the place of Sng in the Yorb pantheon, the practice and worship of Sng in contemporary Yorbland, Sng's divinatory system, and a comparison of the r and Sng thunder cults in different localities in southwestern Nigeria. Part 2 looks at representations of Sng in oral and written popular cultures, including Yoruba proverbs and praise poetry, theatre and the cinema, art and literature. Part 3 discusses Sng in the African diaspora (the Caribbean, Brazil, and colonial Cuba), as well as examining the relevance of globalization in the resurgence of African religious occult movements outside Africa. Part 4 contains two contributions from worshippers of Sng. Contributors: Arinpe Gbekelolu Adejumo, Durotoye A. Adeleke, George Olusola Ajibade, Akintunde Akinyemi, Dierdre L. Badejo, Kamari Maxine Clarke, Laura Edmunds, Toyin Falola, Stephen Folaranmi, Stephen D. Glazier, Henry B. Lovejoy, Michael Atwood Mason, Oloye Aina Olomo, Luis Nicolau Pares, Ernesto Pichardo, Marc Schiltz, Joel E. Tishken. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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