CELEBRATING IFÁ WISDOM
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
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)