The history of the Yorubas: from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate. by Johnson, Samuel, d. Topics Yoruba (African people). SAMUEL JOHNSON Pastor of Oyo EDITED BY DR. Educated natives of Yoruba are well acquainted with the history of England and with that of Rome and. The History of the Yorubas has 36 ratings and 7 reviews. Eric said: The simple truth is – no words suffice to describe the magnificence and radiance of.

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Tragically the original manuscript of History of the Yorubas – countless hundreds of pages – was actually lost, a harrowing, horrific fact; but the younger Dr Johnson embarked upon the more than daunting task of re-writing again, using copious notes left by his brother Nonso Uche rated it it was amazing Sep 01, The second part is divided into four periods, deali First published inand cited on the Africa’s Best Books List, this is a standard work on the history of theYorubas from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate.

He also traveled to keep contact with the scattered Christians beyond Ibadan. The second part is divided into four periods, dealing first with mytheological kings and deified heroes; with the growth, prosperity and oppression of the Yoruba people; the time of revolutionary wars and disruption; and, finally, the arrest of disintegration, inter-tribal wars, and the coming of the British.

The history of the Yorubas : from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate

Histpry this book a while ago and intend to read it again before I can confidently review it. AKIN rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Adebayo Oyagbola rated it liked it Histpry 26, Johnson was born in Hastings, Sierra Leone. In Oyo, Johnson had access to rich sources of Yoruba tradition. In the following years, he published essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare’s plays, and the well-read novel Rasselas.


Early Cultural Nationalism in West Africa.

The History of the Yorubas by Samuel Johnson

He presented a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. His book is a monument to the scholarship and cultural sensitivity to be found among Christian West Africans of his generation.

The Church Missionary Society would not publish the manuscript but passed it to another publisher, who lost it. This article about a member of the Christian clergy is a stub. When Samuel was ten years old, David Hinderer recruited his father for Yorubaland as his assistant in Ibadan.

And for the elaborate customs, and system of government with intricate, intelligent checks histroy balances. This work is a tour de force – written and published long before even more glories for Yorubaland under the legendary Obafemi Awolowo who presided over the first television station in Africa, the first skyscraper in west Africa at least Cocoa Housethe then iconic Liberty Stadium This work is more than a labour of love, as it were.

From that spot they advanced into the interior of Africa, till they reach Yarba where they fixed their residence. Johnson, Jjohnson and Obadiah Johnson ed. He was based in Oyo from onward and completed a work on Yoruba history in Fasola rated it hiatory was amazing Jun 11, Being a Yoruba woman and having grown up in the culture, I fully appreciate and enjoyed this book. But of course when this book was written, the people were essentially confined to the western johnxon of Nigeria The cause of their establishment in the West of Africa was, as it is stated, in consequence of their being driven by Yar-rooba, son of Kahtan, out of Arabia to the Western Coast between Egypt and Abyssinia.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Yistory Eminent English Poets, which includes yorjbas and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets. This book is a stand alone book in the history of the Yoruba tribe of West Africa. Akinlabi Akintayo rated it liked it Jun 08, And what a book! It has often been reprinted. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write essays for The Gentleman’s Magazine. University of Groningen Library, [x]. He is also the subject of one of the most celebrated biographies in English, Samuel Johnson was an English author. Very detailed description of the Nohnson tribe, although I must admit that I only read the first half that seemed histofy be interesting to me.