YORUBA CULTURE READING LIST
(Books in the Ile Ifa Jalumi Library)

Omofolabo S. Ajayi, Yoruba Dance. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc., 1998.

Albert J. Raboteau, Slave Religion . New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

James, George G.M. Stolen Legacy. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc., 1992.

Lucas, J. Olumide. The Religion of the Yorubas. Brooklyn, New York: Athelia-Henrietta Press, Inc., 1996.

Idowu, E. Bolaji. Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief. Brooklyn, New York: A & B Books Publishers, 1994.

Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 1991.

Abimbola, Wande. Ifa: AnExposition of Ifa Literary Corpus, Ibadan, Nigeria: Oxford University Press Nigeria, 1976.

Eleburuibon, Chief Ifayemi. Obatala: Ifa and Santeria God of Creativity. P.O. Box 623, Osogbo, Oyo State, Nigeria: A.P.I. Production, 1989.

Weaver, Lloyd and Egbelade, Olurunmi. Maternal Divinity, Yemonja. Brooklyn, New York: Athelia-Henrietta Press, 1998.

Sangode, H.L. Iyalosa Ayobunmi Sosi. The Cult of Sango: The Study of Fire. Brooklyn, New York: Athelia-Henrietta Press, 1996.

Badejo, Diedre. Osun Seegesi. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc., 1996.

Mason, John. Olookun: Owner of Rivers and Seas. Brooklyn, New Jersey, 1996.

Barnes, Sandra. Africa's Ogun: Old World and New. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Gleason, Judith. Oya: In Praise of and African Goddess. New York, New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Courlander, Harold. Tales of Yoruba Gods and Heroes. Plainview, New York: Original Pulications, 1973.

Gonzalez-Whippler, Migene. Legends of Santeria. St. Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications.

Elebuibon, Chief Ifayemi. The Adventures of Obatala, Part 2. Lynwood, California: Ara Ifa Pulishing, 1998.

Awolalu, Omosade. Yoruba Beliefs and Sacrificial Rites. Burnt Mill, Harwo, Essex, UK: Longman Group, Ltd., 1979.

Abimbola, Wande. Ifa Divination Poetry. New York: NOK Publishers, Ltd., 1977.

Fadipe, N.A. The Sociology of the Yoruba. Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 1970.

Johnson, Rev. Samuel. The History of the Yorubas. Westport, Connecticut: Negro University Press, 1970.

Falade, Fasina. Ifa: The Key to its' Understanding. Lynwood, California: Ara Ifa Publishing, 1998.

Bascom, William. Ifa Divination: Communication Between Gods and Men in West Africa. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1969.

Babayemi, S.O. Egungun Among the Oyo Yoruba. Ibadan, Nigeria: Board Publications, Ltd., 1980.

Drewal, Henry John and Drewal, Margaret Thompson. Gelede: Art and Female Power Among the Yoruba. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Lawal, Babatunde. The Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 1996.

Mason, John and Edwards, Gary. Onje fun Orisa (Food for the Gods). New York, New York: Yoruba Theological Archministry, 1981.

Epega, Afolabi A. Ifa: The Ancient Wisdom. Bronx, New York: Imole Oluwa Institute, 1987.

Adewale-Somadhi, Chief/Ms. F. Aina Mosunmola. Sixteen Mythological Stories of Ifa. San Bernardino, California: Ile Orunmila Communications, 1994.

Simpson, George E. Yoruba Religion and Medicine in Ibadan. Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 1991.

Abimbola, Wande. Sixteen Great Poems of Ifa. UNESCO, 1975.

Mason, John. Four New World Yoruba Rituals. Brooklyn, New York: Yoruba Theological Archministry, 1985.

Drewal, Margaret Thompson. Yoruba Ritual: Performers, Play, Agency. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1992.

Ben-Jochannan, Yosef A.A. The African Origins of the Major "Western Religions". Baltimore, Maryland: Black Classic Press, 1991.

Ibie, C. Osamaro. Ifism: The Complete Work of Orunmila. Hong Konk: Design Printing Co. Ltd, 1986.

John Mason. Orin Orisa: Songs for Selected Heads. Brooklyn, New York: Yoruba Theological Archministry, 1992.

Adewale-Somadhi, Chief/Ms. Farounbi Aina Mosunmola, Fundamentals of Yoruba Religion. San Bernardino, California: Ile Orunmila Communications, 1993.

Bogunmbe, Chief Ifayemi Awopeju. Iwe Odu Ifa, Vol. 1. San Bernadino, California: Ile Orunmila Communications, 1995.

Popoola, S. Solagbade. Practical Ifa Divination, Vol. 3. New York, New York: Athelia-Henrietta Press, 1997.

Buckley, Anthony D. Yoruba Medicine. Brooklyn, New York: Athelia-Henrietta Press, 1997.

Sangode, Iya Afin Ayobunmi. Rites of Passage: Psychology of Female Power. Brooklyn, New York: Athelia Henrietta Press, Inc., 1999.

Adefunmi, I; Oba Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu. Olorisha: A Guidebook into Yoruba Religion. Oyotunji African Village, South Carolina: Great Benin Books, 1982.

Abimbola, Wande. Yoruba Oral Tradition: Poetry in Music, Dance and Drama. Ibadan, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 1975.

Elebuibon, Chief Ifayemi. Apetebii: The Wife of Orunmila. Brooklyn, New York: Athelia-Henrietta Press, 1994.

Crowther, Bishop Samuel and Sowande, Rev. E. J. Sowande. A Dictionary of the Yoruba Language. Ibadan, Nigeria: University Press Limited, 1979.

Epega, Afolabi. The Sacred Ifa Oracle. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.

Smith, Robert S. Kindoms of the Yoruba. New York, New York: Methuen, Inc., 1976.

Rowlands, E. C. Yoruba (Teach Yourself). Lincolnwood, Illinois: NTC Publishing Group, 1969.

Oduyoye, Modupe. Words and Meaning in Yoruba Religion. Lawrnceville, New Jersey: Red Sea Press, 1996.

Abimbola, Wande. Ifa Will Mend our Broken World. Roxbury, Massachusetts: Aim Books, 1997.

Ajaye, Bade. Ifa Divination: Its Practice Among the Yoruba of Nigeria. Ilorin, Nigeria: UNILORIN Press, 1996.

Karade, Baba Ifa. The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1994.

Gonzales-Whippler, Migene. Introduction to Seashell Divination. Bronx, New York: Original Publications, 1992.

Epega, Afolabi A. Obi: The Mystical Oracle of Ifa Divination. Nigeria: Imole Oluwa Institute Publications, 1985.

Mason, John and Edward, Gary. Black Gods-Orisa Studies in the New World. Brooklyn, New York: Yoruba Theological Archministry, 1985.

Adewale-Somadhi, Cief Aina Adewale. Orisa/Yoruba Names. San Bernadino, California: Ifa Orunmila Communications, 1998.

Fatunmbi, Fa'Lokun. Awo: Ifa and the Theory of Orisha Divination. Bronx, New York: Original Publications, 1992.

Murphy, Joseph M. Santeria: An African Religion in America. Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1988.

Lawson, E. Thomas. Religions of Africa. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1984.

Gleason, Judith. A Recitation of Ifa, Oracle of the Yoruba. New York, New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973.

Karenga, Maulana. Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings (A Kawaida Interpretation). Los Angeles, California: University of Sankore Press, 1999.

Gonzalez-Whippler, Migene. Santeria: African Magic in Latin America.

Bascom, William. Sixteen Cowries. Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1980.


 
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