CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 'Intercultural Encounters’, A Book in Honour of Ojaja II (Deadline: 30 April)

Intercultural Encounters, Historicity and Cultural Communication for Development
In honour of Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Arole Oodua, Ojaja II

While diverse accounts of the origin of the Yoruba have been appropriated by historians and scholars in cultural studies such as Revd Samuel Johnson in The History of the Yorubas (1921), Saburi Biobaku in The Pattern of Yoruba History (1958), Ade Ajayi in Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century (1964), among others, numerous discourses and counter discourses continue to unfold. For example, the Ekaladerhan and Idoduwa migration hypotheses made by Pro-Benin historians such as Jacob Egharevba (1934) and playwrights such as Okoedo Otanlen Adodoh and Elimihe Osezuah in their plays Idoduwa (2006) and Ekaladerhan (1999).

Against the backdrop of politics of history, migration and transculturalism, it is imperative to revisit and interrogate the question of the origin and history of the Yoruba people from trans-disciplinary and multicultural perspectives. This book project entitled, Intercultural Encounters, Historicity and Cultural Communication for Development is in honour of His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Arole Oodua, Ojaja II. The reviewers are calling for scholarly, academic contributions in the forms of articles, reviews, reminiscences, short communications, poems, tributes, interviews, and previews to this book to commemorate his 5th year in office as the Ooni of Ife.

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