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1978

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Ifa Divination Poetry By Wande Abimbola, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Oct 1978

Ifa Divination Poetry By Wande Abimbola, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

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Until the publication of Wande Abimbola's !fa Divin­ation Poetry much of the scant information available on the fascinating but complex Ifa geomantic system, commonly identified with the Yoruba of Western Nigeria, has been limited to the general comments of anthropologists and folklorists, whose studies of the system have been less significant parts of larger studies. !fa Divination Poetry is the product of long years of apprenticeship, diligent data collecting from renowned Ifa priests and research. This literary work is appropriately divided into two parts. The first part is a brief history of the elaborate system of divina­tion ...