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The Yoruba

The Yoruba

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Published by Andrea Šobak
Oral, Written and Interactive Tradition
Oral, Written and Interactive Tradition

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Published by: Andrea Šobak on Jan 25, 2013
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 The Yoruba
Oral Written And NowInteractive Tradition
From the beginnings of humanity, the originalAfrikan has used the art of story telling to convey valuable information concerning the moral codes of itscommunity from generation to generation, the reason being, that a story once memorized can easily be re-calledfrom generation to generation . In fact, it is this Afrikanart of story telling that gave birth to other forms of theart, including our modern day theater. So, whether it beSumerian mythology; Indian mythology; Chinesemythology; Greek mythology; or Roman mythology, theexpression of these stories all find their roots in theAfrikan art of story telling; stories which were toldstrictly for holistic purposes.The origins of Yoruba culture are embedded inan oral tradition which uses the art of story telling totransfer information, both esoteric and otherwise,pertaining to the moral codes of their community, andalso pertaining to the genealogy of members of their 
community. This „edutainment‟ ensured that anotherwise „illiterate‟ people could be taught the
communities values and learn about their ancestry andhistory, while being entertained with these stories.However, through the passage of time the technology of 

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