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Yoruba Chinese Ethical Intersectionality: Towards a Community of Shared Future in Afro-Asian Diasporic Spaces

Philip Ademola Olayoku


The “Africanization” of an African Diaspora Household: Toyin Falola and the Idea of Diasporic Home-Making

Babatunde Jaiyeoba and Adeshina Afolayan


Diaspora and Syncretism: Marriage Rites in Yorùbá Homeland and Abroad

Olanike Lawore​


East-West, West-East”: Cultural Transmission and Exchange of Yorùbá Religious Wood-Carvings between Ọ̀yó̩, Sábẹ and Ifè̩-Ana

Abiodun Olasupo Akande


The Development of Wheeled Transportation in Osun Division of Southwestern Nigeria, 1900-1960

Abiodun Ajayi​


Water Symbolism in Yorùbá Folklore and Culture

George Olusola Ajibade


Yoruba Indigenous Medicine in Search of Justification

Richard Taye Oyelakin


A Survey of Audience Reception of Atọ́ka, A Yorùbá Photoplay Magazine 

Clement Adéníyì Àkàngbé


Wifehood (Im)politeness in Negotiating Responsibility, Position, and Solidarity in Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again

Ezekiel Opeyemi Olajimbiti


A Stylistic Analysis of Seun Ogunfiditimi's Songs 

Temidayo Akinrinlola

Olódùmarè and Èsù in Yorùbá Religious Thought

Benson Ohihon Igboin


Translators’ Personality in the Translations of D.O. Fagunwa’s Igbó Olódùmarè

Clement Odoje​





Review Essay


On Wale Ogunyemi’s Translation of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart into Yoruba, Ìgbésí Ayé Okonkwo: A 'within-to-within' Approach of its Challenges

Gabriel Ayoola





Tunde Kelani: The Man Exceeds the Frame

Toyin Falola


Akin Ogundiran: The Historian and Archaeologist of Yoruba-Atlantic Becomes Chancellor Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Toyin Falola

















Yorùbá Studies Review (YSR)


The Yorùbá Studies Review is a refereed biannual journal dedicated to the study of the experience of the Yorùbá peoples and their descendants globally. The journal covers all aspects of the Yorùbá transnational, national, and regional presence, both in their West Africa’s homeland and in diasporic spaces, past and present. The journal embraces all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the basic /applied sciences in as much as the focus is on the Yorùbá affairs and the intersections with other communities and practices worldwide. The journal will foster and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches dealing with a wide range of theoretical and applied topics including, but not limited to: cultural production, identities, religion, arts and aesthetics, history, language, knowledge system, philosophy, gender, media, popular culture, education and pedagogy, politics, business, economic issues, social policy, migration, geography and landscape, environment, health, technology, and sustainability.





Tóyìn Fállá, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Akíntúndé Akínymí, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida, Gainesville

Àrìnpé G. Adéjùmọ̀, Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


The Yorùbá Studies Review is hosted by three institutions:

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Florida, Gainesville

The University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Editorial Assistants/Business Managers

U.S.A.: Luis Cataido luiscataldo23@utexas.edu

Nigeria : Adeshina Afolayan adeshinaafolayan@gmail.com  


All posted materials should be addressed to:

Editorial Office

Yorùbá Studies Review

Department of History

The University of Texas at Austin

104 Inner Campus Drive

Austin, TX 78712-0220



For general inquiry, send e-mail to: toyinfalola@austin.utexas.edu


Please Note

Opinions expressed in the Yorùbá Studies Review are not necessarily those of the editorial staff. The order of publication of individual articles does not imply relative merit.