Ifa Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance, Paperback / softback Book

Ifa Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance Paperback / softback

Edited by Jacob K. Olupona, Rowland O. Abiodun

Part of the African Expressive Cultures series


This landmark volume compiled by Jacob K. Olupona and Rowland O. Abiodun brings readers into the diverse world of Ifa-its discourse, ways of thinking, and artistic expression as manifested throughout the Afro-Atlantic.

Firmly rooting Ifa within African religious traditions, the essays consider Ifa and Ifa divination from the perspectives of philosophy, performance studies, and cultural studies.

They also examine the sacred context, verbal art, and the interpretation of Ifa texts and philosophy.

With essays from the most respected scholars in the field, the book makes a substantial contribution toward understanding Ifa and its role in contemporary Yoruba and diaspora cultures.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Tribal religions
  • ISBN: 9780253018908



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