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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

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

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 ...


The Hollow Of Echoes, Kathleen Danker, Felix White Sr. Jan 1978

The Hollow Of Echoes, Kathleen Danker, Felix White Sr.

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

The Hollow of Echoes is the result of collaboration between Mr. Felix White, Sr. and myself. Mr. White, who resides in Winnebago, Nebraska, is knowledgeable in many areas of traditional Winnebago culture including language, history, legends and law. During the spring of 1973, he recounted to me a number of Winnebago legends of which I made recordings. I have incorporated these legends into a fictional account of a present-day Winnebago grandfather using the stories to instruct his grandchildren in traditional ways of viewing situations they encounter in their daily lives. Almost all of the views of the grandfather in the ...