Goethe-Institut Nigeria hosts “Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon” reading Feb 16

Goethe-Institut Nigeria and the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies will host a reading and panel discussion on the book Who’s Who in the Yoruba Pantheon

According to Goethe-Institut,  the event, which will feature panellists including the book’s authors Jahman Anikulapo, Toni Kan, and the illustrator Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, is to take place at 11 am on February 16 in the J.P. Clark Building at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka.

Those who would like to participate virtually or in person are required to fill out the form at this link: https://forms.gle/HGu5chLcJ7jX7R237

The book, which is available in the Library of the Goethe-Institut, is an illustrated anthology that explores the life and attributes of 16 Yoruba deities or Orisas.

In 2019, the idea was born to write the book for a mainly young Nigerian and international readership, focusing on the most important Yorùbá gods and goddesses, the òrìṣas, who had a huge impact on daily routines, rituals, the arts and leadership structures in the past. The book showcases 16 most important Yoruba gods and goddesses, the òrìṣas, featuring Ògún, Sàngó, Ọya, Ọbà, Ọbàtálá, Ọrúnmìlà, Èsù, Soponná, Olókun, Ajé, Aganjù, Ọsanyìn, Yemoja, Osun, Morèmi and Òsóosì. It aims mainly at a young Nigerian and international readership. Who’s Who in the Yorùbá Pantheon wishes to inspire young people to learn about the spiritual and cultural significance of the 16 òrìṣas that were selected by the Nigerian experts Prof. Wale Adeniran, Chief Priest Ifayemi Elebuibon, Oloye Muraina Oyelami, Oludamola Adebowale, Emma Uduma and Yinka Akanbi.

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