Olabode Ogunlana’sYoruba Tales
Sunday 13 July, 15:30 – 16:15
BL Conference Centre, FREE
Book launch of Olabode Ogunlana’s Yoruba Love Stories and The Quest for the Rare Leaf and other Yoruba Tales. Chaired by Ade Solanke, writer and founder of Spora Stories.
Love usually wins but Olabode Ogunlana’s vividly drawn characters in Yoruba Love Stories suffer from separation, mistaken identity, ethnic conflict, self-doubt and jealousy. The author tells these stories beautifully, with an ear for the nuances of Yoruba, bringing the tales to life for contemporary audiences. In a companion volume, The Quest for the Rare Leaf and other Yoruba Tales, Ogunlanashares the Yoruba folklore oral tradition that stretches back centuries. Both Yorubaand non-Yoruba speakers will discover a world of noble farmers,women warriors, and over-reaching kings, checked by their subjects.