Dress in the Making of African Identity: A Social and by Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi

By Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi

it is a ebook at the social and cultural background of Yoruba humans, a humans in southwest Nigeria. because the first to supply a accomplished therapy of Yoruba gown in ancient viewpoint, this publication is a crucial contribution to African historical past as a rule and the Yoruba cultural background particularly. The ebook illuminates the influence of Christianity, Islam, and British colonialism at the development of Yoruba identification, and the way costume was once entangled in that development. It additionally offers insightful discussions of the adjustments in costume tradition because independence and demonstrates the significance of gown as a domain for contesting and articulating postcolonial Yoruba id and sophistication constitution in the Nigerian nationwide house. This booklet presents many insights into those matters and is therefore a useful addition to Africana experiences, anthropology, and history.

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