Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere
Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two Yoruba religious traditions--indigenous religion and Christianity in Southwestern Nigeria. Rather than shy away from illuminating the tensions between the prominent roles of Yoruba women in religion and their perceived marginalization, author Oyeronke Olajubu underscores how Yoruba women have challenged marginalization in ways unprecedented in other world religions.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 149.9 x 232.2 x 10.7mm | 244.94g
- 09 Oct 2003
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"This book's thorough study of the interplay of gender and power relations in the Yoruba religious sphere provides a fresh interpretation to dominant theses and ideas in this area of study."
About Oyeronke Olajubu
Oyeronke Olajubu is Senior Lecturer of Comparative Religion at the University of Ilorin.