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: 292

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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

Decolonizing African Knowledge

Decolonizing African Knowledge

63 The title, A Mouth Sweeter than Salt, offers a distinct understanding of the narrative, the people, and the events. In the words of Marcela Salack, “As its title promises, A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African Memoir is an excursion ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316511237

Category: History

Page: 535

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Uses textual and visual materials on the 'Self' to understand how African ways of thinking shape the nature of societies.
Categories: History

Yoruba Creativity

Yoruba Creativity

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

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 1592213367

Category: Yoruba (African people)

Page: 362

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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)

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: 052168157X

Category: History

Page: 367

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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

Toyin Falola and African Epistemologies

Toyin Falola and African Epistemologies

Introduction In A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African Memoir, Toyin Falola depicts his experiences growing up in Ibadan, Nigeria, the second largest city in Africa. Weaving together personal, historical, and communal tales, ...

Author: A. Bangura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137492708

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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While there are five important festschriften on Toyin Falola and his work, this book fulfills the need for a single-authored volume that can be useful as a textbook. I develop clearly articulated rubrics and overarching concepts as the foundational basis for analyzing Falola's work.
Categories: Social Science

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

The Palgrave Handbook of African Oral Traditions and Folklore

The Palgrave Handbook of African Oral Traditions and Folklore

His research interests include Yorùbá as well as African-language literature, popular culture, and diaspora studies. ... Two of his memoirs have been published by the University of Michigan Press: A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African ...

Author: Akintunde Akinyemi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030555177

Category: Social Science

Page: 1026

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This handbook offers the most comprehensive, analytic, and multidisciplinary study of oral traditions and folklore in Africa and the African Diaspora to date. Preeminent scholars Akintunde Akinyemi and Toyin Falola assemble a team of leading and rising stars across African Studies research to retrieve and renew the scholarship of oral traditions and folklore in Africa and the Diaspora just as critical concerns about their survival are pushed to the forefront of the field. With five sections on the central themes within orality and folklore – including engagement ranging from popular culture to technology, methods to pedagogy – this handbook is an indispensable resource to scholars, students, and practitioners of oral traditions and folklore preservation alike. This definitive reference is the first to provide detailed, systematic discussion, and up-to-date analysis of African oral traditions and folklore.
Categories: Social Science

Counting the Tiger s Teeth

Counting the Tiger s Teeth

Like Falola’s prizewinning previous memoir, A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt, this engagingly written book performs the essential service of providing a way of walking with ancestors, remembering the dead, reminding the living, and converting ...

Author: Toyin Omoyeni Falola

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472036564

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Counting the Tiger’s Teeth narrates a crucial turning point in Nigerian history, the Agbekoya rebellion (“Peasants Reject Poverty”) of 1968–70, as chronicled by Toyin Falola, reflecting on his firsthand experiences as a teenage witness to history. Falola, the foremost scholar of Africa of this generation, illuminates the complex factors that led to this armed conflict and details the unfolding of major events and maneuvers. The narrative provides unprecedented, even poetic, access to the social fabric and dynamic cosmology of the farming communities in rebellion as they confronted the modernizing state. The postcolonial government exercised new modes of power that corrupted or neglected traditional forms of authority, ignoring urgent pleas for justice and fairness by the citizenry. What emerges, as the rural communities organized for and executed the war, is a profound story of traditional culture’s ingenuity and strength in this epic struggle over the future direction of a nation. Falola reveals the rebellion’s ambivalent legacy, the uncertainties of which inform even the present historical moment. Like Falola’s prizewinning previous memoir, A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt, this engagingly written book performs the essential service of providing a way of walking with ancestors, remembering the dead, reminding the living, and converting orality into a permanent text.
Categories: Social Science

The Politics of the Global Oil Industry

The Politics of the Global Oil Industry

Introduces the most important aspects of the oil industry and offers cogent and up-to-date information about the countries, companies, and people who shape the contemporary history of oil.

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275984001

Category: Science

Page: 294

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Introduces the most important aspects of the oil industry and offers cogent and up-to-date information about the countries, companies, and people who shape the contemporary history of oil.
Categories: Science