Our dedicated international team of professionals

is committed and deeply involved at every stage of the publishing process,
from editorial to distribution, with the aim to bring genuine Yoruba tradition
to audiences worldwide.

Publishing House

The Oduduwa Europe’s publishing house is an independent international publisher that promotes publications with thematic emphases on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Committed to authenticity and excellence, our mission is to promote distinguished authors in the fields of humanities, social sciences and arts, with a particular focus on the traditional Yoruba culture and its people.

Our publications are the result of a decades’ worth of scientific collaboration between Europe and Nigeria and are intended for the scientific community as well as for readers broadly interested in the subject.

In addition to research output by the members of our Research Centre, we have been publishing journals, books and newsletters.

Oduduwa Europe strives to preserve the traditional knowledge and wisdom of the Yorubas and bring it closer to scholars, educators, students, priests, devotees, travellers and the general readership.


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“It would be risky to claim that the preservation of Yoruba oral tradition entirely depends on our publications; however, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the technologisation and coexistence of our loyal-to-source language varieties form an invaluable register of this millennial wisdom and knowledge.”

Maja Mesesnel, editor-in-chief

At Oduduwa Europe, we are delighted to reveal a first look at the cover of our forthcoming publication by Adéṣínà Síkírù Sàlámì - Bàbá King “Notes on Yoruba Culture, Theology, Rituals and Symbolism”, which is set to be published in 2021, followed by other language versions.

The cover features a gorgeous portrait of the priestess of Òrìṣà Ṣaṣara, taken at the Oduduwa Temple in Abéòkúta, Nigeria, in 2017, by the excellent photographer Tina Ramujkić.

Pre-order: 2021

Invocation for the Òrìṣà Ṣaṣara

  • Ṣaṣara o!
  • Ẹwi fun alejo ko de o
  • Ṣaṣara, tell to guests, to strangers and to those who need any kind of healing also, to come and join us,
  • Ẹ ti Ṣaṣara bọ agbo
  • because it seems as if Ṣaṣara is bathing in àgbo.
  • Hee Hee Hee
  • Yes, it is precisely like this.
  • Ẹ ti Ṣaṣara bọ àgbo
  • It seems as if Ṣaṣara is bathing in àgbo.

Observation: The invocation of the goddess àgbo is addressing people to put all their difficulties and challenges into àgbo. The àgbo possesses a healing power and the Òrìṣà Ṣaṣara is the act of healing, she is in the healing act of àgbo.

(Excerpt from the book)

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