ISBN 9789780390662
Pages 64
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2002
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback


by Ahmed Yerima

Yemoja, according to Yoruba myth, is the goddess of the river. This re-working of the legend in dramatic form is a celebration of the river goddess and traditional Yoruba cosmology. The author tells the story in a language influenced by Yoruba symbolism and metaphor, inclusive of chants and speeches in the Yoruba language. He seeks to enhance knowledge and appreciation about the Yoruba cultural tradition, exploring the links between past and modern identities. The rendition emphasises the social preoccupations and human traits and emotions of the goddess according to her story: kindness, anger, jealousy, envy, trust and betrayal.
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About the Author

Ahmed Yerima

Ahmed Yerima is a dramatist and theatre director, and formerly artistic director of the National Troupe of Nigeria. Yerima is Professor of Theatre and Cultural Studies at Redeemers University, Nigeria. 

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