Sex and the Empire That Is No More: Gender and the Politics of Metaphor in Oyo Yoruba Religion

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Berghahn Books, 2005 - Political Science - 295 pages

J. Lorand Matory researches the trans-Atlantic comings and goings of Yoruba religion, as well as ethnic diversity in Black North America. With the support of the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, he has conducted extensive field research in Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States. Dr. Matory is also the author of Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian CandomblÚ (Princeton University Press). He is currently researching a book on the history and experience of Nigerians, Trinidadians, Ethiopians, black Indians, Louisiana Creoles and other ethnic groups that make up black North American society. It focuses on the creative coexistence of these groups at the United States' leading "historically Black university"—Howard University


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First, Nupe was not an Islamic state at the time of Elempe.
Nupe was an indigenous African civilization.
Second, these are histories written by scholars who speak no Yoruba language.
History, as you know, is the terrain of ideological battles.
It is always slanted to reflect the interest of the conquering party.
When Yoruba history is written by an ideologically savvy Yoruba scholar, a different page will turn about these narratives. meanwhile, you may keep consuming western propaganda

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rubish book where did you see your Sango is or was a muslim ? Another f0olish propaganda book. muslim propaganda book.
sango was never and will never be a muslim. if not for one omo ale that turned
kwara to what it is today. Sango was a warrior that kep the oyo empire together and was never a muslim as he himself is a God. 


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08 appendix I
09 appendix II
10 appendix III
11 appendix IV
12 appendix V
13 bibliography
14 index
15 biography

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J. Lorand Matory is Professor of Anthropology and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

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