Yoruba Studies Review 5.1.1, Fall 2020: Special Edition on D.A. Obasa

Oloruntoyin Falola's picture

Yoruba Studies Review 5.1.1, Fall 2020: Special Edition on D.A. Obasa





Yoruba Studies Review 5.1.1, Fall 2020: Special Edition on D.A. Obasa





D. A. Ọbasá: The Man and the Significance of his Cultural Activism

Adekemi Agnes Taiwo 1


Poetic Exploration of Obasa’s Prolegomenous Poetry

Duro Adeleke 19


Didacticism and Philosophical Tenets in Ọbasa’s Poetry

Arinpe Adejumo 63


The Yorùbá Social Values in Ọbasá’s Poetry

Saudat Adebisi Olayide Hamzat & Hezekiah Olufemi Adeodun 87


Portrayal of Social Vices in Obasa’s Poetry

Abiodun Oluwafemi Daniel 107


Poetic Utterances and Socio-Political Commitment in Ọbasa’s Poems

Lere Adeyemi 121


Yorùbá Ethics of Interpersonal Relations in Ọbasá’s Poetry

Ayodele Solomon Oyewale 143


Thematic Preoccupations of D. A. Ọbasá and Ṣóbọ̀ Aróbíodù on Religion and


Iyabode Baliquis Alaga & Luqman Abisola Kiaribee 159


Representation of Women in Obasa’s Poetry

Ayoola Oladunnke Aransi & Hakeem Olawale 183


Serialization of Ọbasa’s Poems in The Yorùbá Newspaper

Tolulope Ibikunle 197


The Form and Content of Ọbasa’s Weekly Newspaper: The Yorùbá News

Clement Adeniyi Akangbe 213


The Yoruba News as a Political Tool and Avenue for Cultural Revival

Abidemi Bolarinwa 241


A Critical Assessment of Editorial Opinions in The Yoruba News

Taiwo Olunlade 257


A Comparative Study of The Yoruba News and Aláròyé

Adefemi Akinseloyin 267


From the Archives


Language and Style in Obasa’s Poetry

Afolabi Olabimtan 281


Research Notes


About the Name Yoruba

Stephen Banji Akintoye 303


The 1886 Peace Treaty and Imperative Lessons of Yoruba National Unity

Stephen Banji Akintoye 311




The Laws and Customs of the Yorùbá People by E.A. Ajisafe Moore (Undated,

M. A. Ola Fola Bookshops, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 87 pages. 

Akinloye Ojo and Kingsley Opia-Enwemuche 319



Conversation with Oladejo Okediji: Lítíréṣọ̀ Àpilẹ̀kọ Yorùbá Látijọ́ àti Lóde-oní.

Segun Soetan 325


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: Professor 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.







Categories: Journal TOC