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Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by sholay2011(m): 10:44am On Aug 31, 2012
Hello. I've been an ardent fan of Yoruba literature but I rarely see people talking about it here (even though we have Yorubas on this forum). I feel Yoruba literature kind of connects one to his or her roots and have better storylines than many nollywood movies (both English and Yoruba). I can't forget books like 'Koseegbe', 'Ogbon ologbon', 'Ojo buruku esu gbomi mu' and my favourite- 'Agbako nile tete'. If I could lay my hands on any of these books, i don't mind reading them again. Please, does anyone in the house read Yoruba books? If yes, what's ur favourite?
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Nobody: 11:32am On Aug 31, 2012
Yes brother, i do a lot. My favourite is ogboju ode ninu igbo irumole. I'm very much in need of that book agbako nile tete and ojo buruku esu gbomimu. That molè of a guy is damn dangerous.

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by sholay2011(m): 11:36am On Aug 31, 2012
lol...i was quite scared when i read 'agbako nile tete'. D suspense was just der!

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Nobody: 10:16am On Sep 01, 2012
How can i get them?
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by mjay(m): 10:20am On Sep 02, 2012
Can we have access to those books online?
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by sino(m): 5:14pm On Sep 03, 2012
@OP I read efunshetan aniwura or is it iyalode? I cant remember, was a long time ago but i liked it very much even though i was young and slow in reading(yoruba no easy to read o lol).
I would love to lay my hands on any of the old classics like ogboju ode ninu igbo irunmole...there was a time it was being read on radio lagos(i think) but i couldnt keep up with the program.
For those looking for these books, i dont think there are soft copies yet...you can get some hard copies at second-hand stores around lagos sha.
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by osobanson: 8:28pm On Sep 09, 2012
sino: @OP I read efunshetan aniwura or is it iyalode? I cant remember, was a long time ago but i liked it very much even though i was young and slow in reading(yoruba no easy to read o lol).
I would love to lay my hands on any of the old classics like ogboju ode ninu igbo irunmole...there was a time it was being read on radio lagos(i think) but i couldnt keep up with the program.
For those looking for these books, i dont think there are soft copies yet...you can get some hard copies at second-hand stores around lagos sha.
I require d service of a freelance script writer with a yoruba origin. U kan email me if interested on gconceptc@gmail.com

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Cuddlemii: 6:42am On Sep 10, 2012
sholay2011: Hello. I've been an ardent fan of Yoruba literature but I rarely see people talking about it here (even though we have Yorubas on this forum). I feel Yoruba literature kind of connects one to his or her roots and have better storylines than many nollywood movies (both English and Yoruba). I can't forget books like 'Koseegbe', 'Ogbon ologbon', 'Ojo buruku esu gbomi mu' and my favourite- 'Agbako nile tete'. If I could lay my hands on any of these books, i don't mind reading them again. Please, does anyone in the house read Yoruba books? If yes, what's ur favourite?


I loved the yoruba book, "Abe abo" in secondary school.

I love everything Yoruba though!
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by sholay2011(m): 1:00pm On Sep 10, 2012
Cuddlemii:


I loved the yoruba book, "Abe abo" in secondary school.

I love everything Yoruba though!

Na wa for you oh mod...na ''abe abo'' you lyk...se u knw d real meaning sha? wink

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Cuddlemii: 1:16pm On Sep 10, 2012
sholay2011:
Na wa for you oh mod...na ''abe abo'' you lyk...se u knw d real meaning sha? wink

Yes, I have an idea of what it means.

Literature is literature regardless of the subject matter, what matters is the quality & delivery.

I havent read any other Yoruba literature, but I will love to.

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Africaman: 10:06pm On Apr 19, 2013
Just to let you know that Prof Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart' has been translated into Yoruba as 'Igbesi Aye Okonkwo', by the late Chief Wale Ogunyemi. You can find the web link here: http://zodml.org/eachbook.php?id=2667


An acount of a Nigerian's World War 2 experiences written in Yoruba is called 'Oju mi ri ni India', ie 'My experiences in India'. The Nigerian Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force(RWAFF), were stationed in India, in preparation to kick the Japanese out of Burma. They used to teach this in the 1960s in Western Nigeria's schools I believe, but not any more, don't think.

The web link for 'Oju mi ri ni India' is here: http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Oju_mi_ri_ni_India.html?id=_2bzAAAAMAAJ . It only gives the author name, year of publication and the publisher, but it is better than nothing. Author: J O Ariyo. Publisher: Longman, Green. Year: 1957.

Barnaby Philips' tweet on this publication is HERE.

Barnaby Philips', the aljazeera correspondent filmed a documentary 'The Burma Boy', an account of the late Pa Isaac Fadoyebo's WW2 experiences, which can be found here: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeracorrespondent/2011/08/2011828135228487172.html .

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Africaman: 10:18pm On Apr 19, 2013
This is a website I found on google, it features some Yoruba language literature books for sale: http://afriquedepot.com/Yoruba-Books-c20/

The Yoruba language author, Kehinde Adepegba, has written/published children's novels in Yoruba language. Check out the weblink: http://kehindeadepegba.com/yoruba+literature.html .
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Africaman: 6:58pm On Jun 30, 2014
Hello there Yoruba literature lovers,

Check out this interview given by the late Chief Wale Ogunyemi, talking about his Yoruba language translation of late Professor Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart'. The translation was titled: 'Igbesi Aye Okonkwo'.

The interview thread, titled 'A Yoruba Writer called Achebe' is here: https://www.nairaland.com/1793482/yoruba-writer-called-achebe-reuben#24370279


ciao

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Africaman: 7:03pm On Jun 30, 2014
@sholay2011,

Here is a weblink to a site where you can buy 'Agbako Nile Tete', http://www.zodml.org/eachbook.php?id=27697

Here is there street address:

ZODML Community Library
196 Awolowo road
Lagos
Nigeria

Email: info@zodml.org
Community Library: (234)-1-4631787
Corporate Office: (234)-1-4541941


I hope you find it easily.

ciao

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by sholay2011(m): 7:12pm On Jun 30, 2014
Africaman: @sholay2011,

Here is a weblink to a site where you can buy 'Agbako Nile Tete', http://www.zodml.org/eachbook.php?id=27697

Here is there street address:

ZODML Community Library
196 Awolowo road
Lagos
Nigeria

Email: info@zodml.org
Community Library: (234)-1-4631787
Corporate Office: (234)-1-4541941


I hope you find it easily.

ciao

Thank you very much.
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Africaman: 7:35pm On Jun 30, 2014
sholay2011:
Thank you very much.
You're most welcome as it was a PLEASURE.
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Aipete2(f): 6:09pm On Jul 01, 2014
Emi nitemi awon iwe ti mo feran ni: Ogbon ologbon, Ijapa tiroko, Olorunsogo ati Igbeyawo Alarede
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Nobody: 5:43pm On Jul 02, 2014
'Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmole' dun yungba tongue
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Nobody: 7:40pm On Jul 02, 2014
sholay2011: Please, does anyone in the house read Yoruba books? If yes, what's ur favourite?
Wow, love yoruba books gan ni! I've not read much but I'm planning to buy and read more. My fav so far:
Bayo Ajomogbe
Oleku
Olowolayemo

For those who will like to buy yoruba books, you can check local bookshops around.
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Aipete2(f): 12:37am On Jul 09, 2014
candy:
Oleku.
I lv it too
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by sholay2011(m): 5:29am On Jul 09, 2014
candy:
Wow, love yoruba books gan ni! I've not read much but I'm planning to buy and read more. My fav so far:
Bayo Ajomogbe
Oleku
Olowolayemo

For those who will like to buy yoruba books, you can check local bookshops around.
I recommend 'Abinnueni'. Read it way back in JS 2 I think.

Quite interesting.
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Nobody: 8:05am On Jul 09, 2014
sholay2011:
I recommend 'Abinnueni'. Read it way back in JS 2 I think.

Quite interesting.
I'll be on the look out for Abinueni, thanks. You should try Olowolayemo too; hilarious!

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Nobody: 8:22am On Jul 09, 2014
Aipete2: I lv it too
But I remember it didn't end well jor- Ajani died angry
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by newacca: 4:05pm On Jul 10, 2014
ogbojo ode ninu igbo irumole.

Ireke onibudo.

Orilawe adigun
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Africaman: 7:41pm On Aug 07, 2014
Fellow Yoruba literature lovers, you can also try the following:

1) Ibu Olokun,
2) Kekere Ekun
3) Ayanmo(sequel to Kekere Ekun),
4) Omo Oku Oorun,
5) Eru Obodo.


I hope you enjoy them.

O digba kan na.

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by omoba4real: 9:38am On Apr 20, 2016
[size=16pt]You can get the books from Sunshine Bookseller: www.sunshinenigeria.com[/size]
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Beyhiodie(m): 12:16pm On Aug 25, 2017
please I need The PDF of tijapa tiroko , olorunsogo and Egun Alare. whats app no is 08109950081
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by armyjassy101(m): 9:31pm On Mar 21, 2019
Die ninu won iwe itan Yoruba to motika
OGBOJU ODE NINU IGBO IRUMOLE
ADIITU OLODUMARE
IGBO OLODUMARE
IREKE ONIBUDO
IBU OLOKUN
AGBALAGBA AKAN
GBOGBOWA LOLE
OLORUN LO MO EJO DA
KEKERE EKUN
OLEKU
LISABI AGBONGBO AKALA
BASHORUN GAA
OWO EJE
EFUNSETAN ANIWURA
OMO OLOKUN ESIN
Ati gbogbo alo ijapa tiroko oko yannibo


emase jeki o yayin lenu oluko ede Yoruba ni iyaa mi

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Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by Wummycrown: 9:06pm On Apr 13, 2020
I have read all these too but currently looking for their copies especially in Olokun
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by robsky(f): 4:11pm On May 10, 2020
Eru obodo ......any idea how to get this book. I read it in sec sch and it was great
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by BIXYBABE(f): 5:41pm On Jun 09
armyjassy101:
Die ninu won iwe itan Yoruba to motika
OGBOJU ODE NINU IGBO IRUMOLE
ADIITU OLODUMARE
IGBO OLODUMARE
IREKE ONIBUDO
IBU OLOKUN
AGBALAGBA AKAN
GBOGBOWA LOLE
OLORUN LO MO EJO DA
KEKERE EKUN
OLEKU
LISABI AGBONGBO AKALA
BASHORUN GAA
OWO EJE
EFUNSETAN ANIWURA
OMO OLOKUN ESIN
Ati gbogbo alo ijapa tiroko oko yannibo


emase jeki o yayin lenu oluko ede Yoruba ni iyaa mi
Pls lend me one.
Re: Let's Discuss Yoruba Literature... by 2ru9jaman: 6:14pm On Jun 10
You need to read ko see gbe
AJA LO LERU
OGUN AWITELE
ENITI OLORUN KO PA An account of nigerian civil war

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