Sàngó In Africa And The African Diaspora by Joel TishkenSàngó In Africa And The African Diaspora by Joel Tishken

Sàngó In Africa And The African Diaspora

EditorJoel Tishken, Toyin Falola, Akintunde Akinyemi

Paperback | June 22, 2009

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Sàngó in Africa and the African Diaspora is a multidisciplinary, transregional exploration of Sàngó religious traditions in West Africa and beyond. Sàngó-the Yoruba god of thunder and lightning-is a powerful, fearful deity who controls the forces of nature, but has not received the same attention as other Yoruba orishas. This volume considers the spread of polytheistic religious traditions from West Africa, the mythic Sàngó, the historical Sàngó, and syncretic traditions of Sàngó worship. Readers with an interest in the Yoruba and their religious cultures will find a diverse, complex, and comprehensive portrait of Sàngó worship in Africa and the African world.

Joel E. Tishken is Assistant Professor of African and World History at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.Toyin Falola is Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at The University of Texas, Austin. He has edited The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2005) and Archaeology of Atlantic Africa a...
Title:Sàngó In Africa And The African DiasporaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:June 22, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253220947

ISBN - 13:9780253220943


Table of Contents


1. Introduction / Joel E. Tishken, Tóyìn Fálolá, and Akíntúndé Akínyemí

Part 1. Defining Sàngó in West Africa
2. The Place of Sàngó in the Yorùbá Pantheon / Akíntúndé Akínyemí
3. The Practice and Worship of Sàngó in Contemporary Yorùbáland / Arìnpé Gbekelólú Adéjùmo
4. Sàngó's Eerìndínlógún Divinatory System / George Olúsolá Ajíbádé
5. Yorùbá Thunder Deities and Sovereignty: Ará versus Sàngó / Marc Schiltz

Part 2. Representations of Sàngó in Oral and Written Popular Cultures
6. Sàngó and the Elements: Gender and Cultural Discourses / Diedre L. Bádéjo
7. Reconfiguration of Sàngó on the Screen / Dúrótoyè A. Adélékè
8. Art in the Service of Sàngó/ Stephen Folárànmí
9. The Ambivalent Representations of Sàngó in Yorùbá Literature / Akíntúndé Akínyemí

Part 3. Sàngó in the African Diaspora
10. The Cultural Aesthetics of Sàngó Africanization / Kamari Maxine Clarke
11. Wither Sàngó? An Inquiry into Sàngó's "Authenticity" and Prominence in the Caribbean / Stephen D. Glazier
12. Xangô in Afro-Brazilian Religion: "Aristocracy" and "Syncretic" Interactions / Luis Nicolau Parés
13. The Literary Manifestation of Xangô in Brazil: Esmeralda Ribeiro's
"A procura de uma borboleta preta" / Laura Edmunds
14. Drums of Sàngó: Bàtá Drum and the Symbolic Reestablishment of Oyo in Colonial Cuba, 1817-1867 / Henry B. Lovejoy

Part 4. The Voices of Sàngó Devotees
15. Sàngó beyond Male and Female / Olóyè Aìná Olomo
16. Searching for Thunder: A Conversation about Changó / Michael Atwood Mason and Ernesto Pichardo

List of Contributors

Editorial Reviews

"From religion, history, and sociology, to culture and literature, this volume appeals to multiple disciplines as Sàngó is interrogated on several levels of complexity." -Niyi Afolabi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst