"The sacred texts of Ifa, repository of the collected knowledge of numerous generations of Yoruba humans, are a useful resource not just for all scholars of African oral literature and Yoruba civilization, but additionally for destiny generations attracted to the ongoing power of Ifa divination and a Yoruba lifestyle and thought." ―Henry Drewal
This landmark examine of Ifa, crucial and complex method of divination of the Yoruba humans of Nigeria, is still a huge contribution to scholarship in anthropology, folklore, faith, philosophy, linguistics, and African and African-American studies.
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