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Sixteen Cowries : Yoruba Divination from Africa to the New World

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... a landmark in research of African oral traditions."-African Arts... a significant contribution to the understanding of Yoruba religious belief, magic, and art." -Journal of Religion in AfricaYoruba texts and English translations of a divination system that originated in Nigeria and is widely practiced today by male and female diviners in the diaspora. A landmark edition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 40.64mm | 1,088.62g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2001 Corr. 2nd Printing ed.
  • 0253208475
  • 9780253208477
  • 1,451,735

Table of contents

PrefacePart One: Sixteen CowriesChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. The Divination VersesChapter 3 The System of BeliefPart Two: The Verses of Sixteen CowriesChapter 4 Eji Ogbe 8 cowriesChapter 5 Ofun 10 cowriesChapter 6 Osa 9 cowriesChapter 7 Okanran 1 cowreyChapter 8 Eji Oko 2 cowriesChapter 9 Irosun 4 cowriesChapter 10 Ose 5 cowriesChapter 11 Ogunda 3 cowriesChapter 12 Obara 6 cowriesChapter 13 Odi 7 cowriesChapter 14 Owonrin 11 cowriesChapter 15 Ejila Sebora 12 cowriesChapter 16 Ika 13 cowriesChapter 17 Oturupon 14 cowriesChapter 18 Ofun Kanran 15 cowriesChapter 19 Irete 16 cowriesChapter 20 Opira 0 cowriesAppendixReferences Citedsshow more

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