UNSHARED IDENTITY, posthumous paternity in a contemporary Yoruba community

: Ololajulo (B.)

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115pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2018


Babajide Ololajulo focuses on the practice of posthumous paternity in Hupeju-Ekiti, a Yoruba-speaking community founded from two Nigerian communities, Iseta and Egosi, as a way of reflecting on "the authenticities of African cultural traditions and the simultaneous erosion of endogenous values." from the back cover

"The overall merit of the study is in the rich empirical content on contemporary practices of posthumous paternity and lived experiences of and challenges confronting the resultant offspring among the Yoruba caught betwixt and between the attractions of neoliberal notions of individual autonomy on the one hand and resilient collectivism on the other." Professor Francis B Nyamnjoh, Department of Anthropology, University of Cape Town

Babajide Ololajulo is a senior lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.