Six Cultural Resources for Learning Yoruba

Six Cultural Resources for Learning Yoruba

  1. Delano, Isaac O. Conversation in Yoruba and English. New York :Praeger, 1964.
    The textbook provides a wide range of topics in everyday situations, with a detailed explanation about Yoruba different types of greetings and special expressions in certain cultural scenarios.
  2. Barber, Karin, Oyetade, Akin. Yorùbá Wuyì. Hakuna Matata Press, London. 1999.
    The text book has a section of “Àṣà” in every chapter, which introduce customs and culture in Yorubaland.
  3. Yoruba folktale: IJAPA OKANJUWA, ITAN IJAPA TIROKO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CmxGYieWpA&t=308s)
  4. Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman. 
    A 2022 Yoruba-language Nigerian historical drama film directed by Biyi Bandele and distributed by Netflix, based on Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman. An intriguing visual representation of Wole Soyinka’s famous play. Dialogues are in Yoruba and English.
  5. https://www.bbc.com/yoruba
    BBC Yoruba is the Yoruba language service of the BBC World Service meant primarily for the Yoruba-speaking communities in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo and Yoruba speakers in diaspora. Yoruba learners can find newest Yoruba news articles on the website.
  6. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/atlas/yoruba/proverbs.html
    An interesting website page supported by UCL and SOAS in UK, introducing Yoruba language, culture, and proverbs.


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