Sango in Africa and the African Diaspora, Paperback / softback Book

Sango in Africa and the African Diaspora Paperback / softback

Edited by Joel E. Tishken, Toyin Falola, Akintunde Akinyemi

Part of the African Expressive Cultures series

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Sango in Africa and the African Diaspora is a multidisciplinary, transregional exploration of Sango religious traditions in West Africa and beyond.

Sango-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 Sango, the historical Sango, and syncretic traditions of Sango worship.

Readers with an interest in the Yoruba and their religious cultures will find a diverse, complex, and comprehensive portrait of Sango worship in Africa and the African world.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 376 pages, 25 b&w photos, 2 maps, 12 figures
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Tribal religions
  • ISBN: 9780253220943

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