Sàngó in Africa and the African Diaspora (African Expressive Cultures) (Paperback)

By Joel Tishken (Editor), Toyin Falola (Editor), Akintunde Akinyemi (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9780253220943, 365pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2009

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S ng in Africa and the African Diaspora is a multidisciplinary, transregional exploration of S ng religious traditions in West Africa and beyond. S ng --the Yoruba god of thunder and lightning--is a powerful, fearful deity who controls the forces of nature, but has not received the same attention as other Yoruba orishas. This volume considers the spread of polytheistic religious traditions from West Africa, the mythic S ng , the historical S ng , and syncretic traditions of S ng worship. Readers with an interest in the Yoruba and their religious cultures will find a diverse, complex, and comprehensive portrait of S ng worship in Africa and the African world.

About the Author

Joel E. Tishken is Assistant Professor of African and World History at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.Toyin Falola is Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at The University of Texas, Austin. He has edited The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2005) and Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora (IUP, 2007).Akintunde Akinyemi is Associate Professor of Yoruba Language and Literature in the Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is author of Yoruba Royal Poetry: A Socio-Historical Exposition and Annotated Translation.