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Yoruba love stories by Olabode Ogunlana

£8.99

This volume contains five love stories set in 20th Century Nigeria. The lovers meet at school, study overseas, and set up businesses. They are stories with a moral basis informed by faith and hark back to the traditions of Yoruba gods. Ogunlana tells these stories beautifully, with an ear for the nuances of the Yoruba language. He paints a captivating picture of life, love, fun and romance with an authentic Nigerian atmosphere, though in reality these stories could be set anywhere in Africa.

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Yoruba love stories by Olabode Ogunlana: The five stories in this book are all set in recent times. The lovers meet at school, study overseas and set up businesses. They are stories with a moral basis informed by faith and hark back to the traditions of Yoruba gods. In reality these stories could be set anywhere in Africa. The names of the characters and places are Yoruba but the context is broad. The situations, the minor tragedies, the struggles and the enormous power, joy and satisfaction of true love are all universal themes which will appeal to a wide reading public.

Olabode Ogunlana is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.
The names of the characters and places are Yoruba but the context is broad. The situations, the minor tragedies, the struggles and the enormous power, joy and satisfaction of true love are all universal themes which will appeal to a wide reading public. Olabode Ogunlana is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner. He was the first Nigerian Managing Director of the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria. Since his retirement he has devoted much time to the study of Yoruba culture and language. He was brought up to value Yoruba indigenous culture, its language and its oral storytelling traditions at a time when the culture was marginalised and undervalued.

 

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