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

The Church Missionary Society would hiistory publish the manuscript but passed it to another publisher, who lost it. This work is more than a labour of love, as it were. The History of the Yorubas by Samuel Johnson. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Wars alas took their toll on the society, wars which would exasperate the encroaching British colonisers.

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Sep 17, Olanrewaju Olamide rated it really liked it. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This biographical article about a Nigerian religious figure is a stub. Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: Fasola rated it it was amazing Jun 11, Armed Conflict Events Database. After nine years of work, his Dictionary of the English Language was published inbringing him popularity and success; until the completion of the Oxford English Histortyears later, Johnson’s was viewed as the preeminent British dictionary.


Want to Read saving…. From that spot they advanced into the interior of Africa, till they reach Yarba where they fixed their residence.

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Quotes from The History of th Yorubas were always noted for building towns and cities. He presented a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. There are two appendices, on dealing with treaties and agreements, the other giving tables of Yoruba kings, rulers, and chiefs. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

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 by Samuel Johnson

But of course when this book was written, the people were essentially confined to the western part of Nigeria Collette rated it really liked it Sep 17, Acheb The simple truth is – no words suffice to describe the magnificence and radiance of this work; no praise is high enough for the extraordinary sacrifice, diligence and doggedness of the “Johnson brothers” that finally brought this masterpiece into fruition.


Johnson says that he wrote from patriotic motives; educated Yoruba knew the history of Britain, Greece, and Rome, but not hishory their own country. Adebayo Oyagbola rated it liked it Nov 26, This biographical article about a Nigerian historian is a stub.

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During the Yoruba Warshe became an emissary, trusted on all sides, between the Ibadan chiefs, the king of Oyo, and the British. Very detailed description of the Yoruba tribe, although I must admit that I only read the first half sauel seemed to be interesting to me. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

And for the elaborate customs, and system of government with intricate, intelligent checks and balances. Ibukun rated it really liked it Jun 23, This is more than comprehensive, tracing the history, anthropology, mores, customs, language etc of the Yoruba people who now run into tens of millions, and are spread all over the world.