A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt

A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt

DIVThe long-awaited memoir from the most prolific historian of Africa /div

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472031325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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DIVThe long-awaited memoir from the most prolific historian of Africa /div
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Imagining Vernacular Histories

Imagining Vernacular Histories

Therefore, a writing of this kind is a defense of a people's cultural memory—as A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African Memoir in itself is a remembrance of Falola's childhood, and a celebration of his total being with a strong reference ...

Author: Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781786614629

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Imagining Vernacular Histories is centered on the idea of engaging with indigenous African cosmologies that signal at pluriversality. In conversation with Toyin Falola’s reading of the African pluriverse and his exploration of the idea of “ritual archives,” the contributors to this volume rethink the historical archive in search of vernacular histories. Simultaneously, they recognize the contributions from various other disciplines in pluralizing the term vernacular. The book brings together a wide range of topics, such as reflections on African historiography; the relationship between memory, history and literature; gender relations; and the construction of historical archives. While appropriating Falola’s conception of vernacular histories, the contributors collectively argue that pluriversality and ritual archives can potentially rescue African historical and creative scholarship from the sustained practices of epistemicide. Simultaneously, Imagining Vernacular Histories focuses on the emerging interdisciplinary conversations on constructing the pluriverse as well as on the geopolitics of knowledge production. Through a critical appreciation of Falola’s engagement with the ideas of postcoloniality, decolonizing epistemologies, and pluriversality, this book locates his scholarship in relation to postcolonial theory emerging from the Global South.
Categories: Political Science

Yoruba Creativity

Yoruba Creativity

10 When a Mouth is Sweeter than Salt : Toyin Falola and the Autophylographical Genre Adetayo Alabi n “ The Value of Autobiography for Comparative Studies : African Ivs . Western Autobiography , " James Olney differentiates between ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 1592213367

Category: Yoruba (African people)

Page: 350

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In songs, dance and drama the fame of the Yoruba of Nigeria is firmly established and universally acknowledged. Also an established writing and literary tradition, the Yoruba have asserted themselves as a dominant force in the world of creativity. Such stars are represented here, as in the works of Wole Soyinka and Zulu Sofola. The future of language in the making of new idioms and dictionaries is also examined in an attempt to position the Yoruba and their cultures in the ever-changing world of cultural inventions.
Categories: Yoruba (African people)

Parenting Across Cultures

Parenting Across Cultures

Memoir, memory, and mnemonic device: The Yoruba in Toyin Falola's A mouth sweeter than salt: An African memoir. OFO: Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 1(2), 55–79. Babatunde, E., & Setiloane, K. (2010). Mother is gold: A traditional ...

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400775039

Category: Medical

Page: 516

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There is a strong connection between culture and parenting. What is acceptable in one culture is frowned upon in another. This applies to behavior after birth, encouragement in early childhood, and regulation and freedom during adolescence. There are differences in affection and distance, harshness and repression, and acceptance and criticism. Some parents insist on obedience; others are concerned with individual development. This clearly differs from parent to parent, but there is just as clearly a connection to culture. This book includes chapters on China, Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, Native Americans and Australians, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Pakistan, Nigeria, Morocco, and several other countries. Beside this, the authors address depression, academic achievement, behavior, adolescent identity, abusive parenting, grandparents as parents, fatherhood, parental agreement and disagreement, emotional availability and stepparents.​
Categories: Medical

A History of Nigeria

A History of Nigeria

This book offers a unique portrayal of a resilient people living in a country with immense, but unrealized, potential.

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472038

Category: History


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Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and the world's eighth largest oil producer, but its success has been undermined in recent decades by ethnic and religious conflict, political instability, rampant official corruption and an ailing economy. Toyin Falola, a leading historian intimately acquainted with the region, and Matthew Heaton, who has worked extensively on African science and culture, combine their expertise to explain the context to Nigeria's recent troubles through an exploration of its pre-colonial and colonial past, and its journey from independence to statehood. By examining key themes such as colonialism, religion, slavery, nationalism and the economy, the authors show how Nigeria's history has been swayed by the vicissitudes of the world around it, and how Nigerians have adapted to meet these challenges. This book offers a unique portrayal of a resilient people living in a country with immense, but unrealized, potential.
Categories: History

Instructional Cinema and African Audiences in Colonial Kenya 1926 1963

Instructional Cinema and African Audiences in Colonial Kenya  1926 1963

According to Faye, “these were spectacular movies that [she] thoroughly enjoyed watching.”3 Toyin Falola has expressed a similar experience. At ten years old in colonial Nigeria, Falola, in A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African Memoir, ...

Author: Samson Kaunga Ndanyi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793649256


Page: 176

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This book argues that African film audiences in colonial Kenya were not passive recipients of British cultural programs created to "teach" and "civilize" them. Rather, they rejected mediocre films and actively participated in the cinema discourse that brought about changes in cinema production.

Culpability of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

Culpability of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

Falola's A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African Memoir (2005) redefines the autobiographical genre altogether. He weaves together personal, historical and communal tales, coupled with political and cultural developments during the era ...

Author: Abdul Karim Bangura

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761868354

Category: History

Page: 346

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This book contributes to the debate over the culpability of the Trans-Atlantic Slave from various disciplinary perspectives. The general thesis that undergirds the book is that by knowing who was predisposed to benefit the most from the trade and why, prompting them to initiate it, appropriate culpability can be assigned.
Categories: History

The Palgrave Handbook of African Social Ethics

The Palgrave Handbook of African Social Ethics

A mouth sweeter than salt: An African memoir. University of Michigan Press, 2005. Ilechukwu, Sunday TC. “Ogbanje/abiku and cultural conceptualizations of psychopathology in Nigeria.” Mental Health, Religion and Culture 10, no.

Author: Nimi Wariboko

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030364908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 634

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This Handbook provides a robust collection of vibrant discourses on African social ethics and ethical practices. It focuses on how the ethical thoughts of Africans are forged within the context of everyday life, and how in turn ethical and philosophical thoughts inform day-to-day living. The essays frame ethics as a historical phenomenon best examined as a historical movement, the dynamic ethos of a people, rather than as a theoretical construct. It thereby offers a bold, incisive, and fresh interpretation of Africa’s ethical life and thought.
Categories: Philosophy

The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History

The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History

Falola, Toyin. A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt: An African Memoir. Ann Harbor, MI: University of Michigan, 2004. Geiss, Imanuel. The Pan-African Movement: A History of Pan-Africanism in America, Europe, and Africa. New York: Africana Pub.

Author: Martin S. Shanguhyia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137594266

Category: History

Page: 1362

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This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book’s core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today.
Categories: History

Slavery Migrations and Transformations Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland

Slavery  Migrations  and Transformations  Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland

... Nationalism and African Intellectuals and the awardwinning memoir, A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African Memoir, as well as many edited books including Tradition and Change in Africa and African Writers and Readers.

Author: Toyin Sanchez

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781621967507

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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From the historical movements of enslaved Africans to the Americas to newer migrations of Africans to spaces like Belgium and France, experiences of blackness on a global stage reflect themes of negotiation, persecution, isolation, unification, remembrance, and much more. Yet, it is impossible to minimize the complex experiences that make up the African diaspora throughout the world, as diasporic communities face a range of struggles, specifically related to the politics of identity and connections to the continent of Africa itself. This book is thus a timely and much-needed exploration of the intricate nature of culture and life in the African diaspora. It examines identities, collectivities, and relationships with Africa and Africans. It helps fill a gap in the field by illuminating the complex experiences of blackness in a manner that motivates readers to grapple with the nuances diaspora studies and African issues on a global stage. This book balances conceptualizations of diaspora by engaging with scholars exploring old African diasporas, newer migrations, and even regional movement within the continent of Africa itself. More importantly, the chronological breadth of the volume allows readers to explore historical matters alongside comparable contemporary issues as a way of assessing continuities and the ways in which communities continue to grapple with institutional racism, political marginalization, and negotiations between tradition and modernity on a global stage. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary nature of the book offers diverse approaches for robust engagement with African diaspora studies.
Categories: Social Science