n De Arte - Yoruba religious textiles : essays in honour of Cornelius Adepegba, Elisha P. Renne and Babatunde Agbaje-Williams (Eds.) : book review

Volume 2007, Issue 75
  • ISSN : 0004-3389



This book contains ten essays on various types of textiles used in religious contexts within Yoruba societies past and present. The essays were written by scholars from a variety of Nigerian tertiary education institutions and the collection takes the form of a festschrift for the scholar Cornelius Adepegba. Approaching this book in the context of a dearth of access to African scholarship about African art, and from the perspective of someone who teaches African art in Africa, at tertiary level, I was hoping to find an accomplished set of essays and a standard of scholarship that would match that of the scholarship on African art published elsewhere, even if the standards of production were severely constrained by limited resources. I would like to address the issues of scholarship first.

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