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By Toyin Omoyeni Falola

ISBN-10: 0472031325

ISBN-13: 9780472031320

ISBN-10: 0472114018

ISBN-13: 9780472114016

"Toyin Falola has given us what's actually infrequent in smooth African writing: a heavily humorous, racy, irreverent package deal of thoughts, and entire of the main magnificent items of poetry and usual details. it's a subject of a few curiosity, that the single different quantity A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt reminds certainly one of is Ake, via Wole Soyinka. what's it approximately those Yorubas?"

-Ama Ata Aidoo

"A fabulous coming-of-age tale so jam-packed with brilliant colour and emotion, the phrases appear to dance off the web page. yet this isn't purely Falola's memoir; it really is an account of a brand new state getting into being and the tensions and negotiations that normally happen among urban and nation, culture and modernity, women and men, wealthy and terrible. a very attractive book."

-Robin D. G. Kelley

"More than a private memoir, this publication is a wealthy minihistory of latest Nigeria recorded in scrumptious aspect via a perceptive eyewitness who grew up on the crossroads of many cultures."

-Bernth Lindfors

"The reader is irresistibly drawn into Falola's global. The prose is lucid. there's humor. This paintings is nice. Period."

-Ngugi wa Thiongo'o

A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt gathers the tales and reflections of the early years of Toyin Falola, the grand historian of Africa and one of many maximum sons of Ibadan, the impressive Yoruba city-state in Nigeria.

Redefining the autobiographical style altogether, Falola miraculously weaves jointly own, old, and communal tales, besides political and cultural advancements within the interval instantly previous and following Nigeria's independence, to provide us a distinct and enduring photo of the Yoruba within the mid-twentieth century. this can be actually a literary memoir, advised in language wealthy with proverbs, poetry, track, and humor.

Falola's memoir is much greater than the tale of 1 man's early life studies; relatively, he provides us with the riches of a complete tradition and community-its background, traditions, pleasures, mysteries, family preparations, kinds of strength, struggles, and transformations.

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