By Toyin Omoyeni Falola
-Ama Ata Aidoo
"A appropriate coming-of-age tale so jam-packed with shiny colour and emotion, the phrases appear to dance off the web page. yet this isn't merely Falola's memoir; it really is an account of a brand new kingdom getting into being and the tensions and negotiations that always happen among urban and nation, culture and modernity, women and men, wealthy and negative. a very attractive book."
-Robin D. G. Kelley
"More than a private memoir, this booklet is a wealthy minihistory of up to date Nigeria recorded in scrumptious aspect by means of a perceptive eyewitness who grew up on the crossroads of many cultures."
"The reader is irresistibly drawn into Falola's international. The prose is lucid. there's humor. This paintings is good. 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 amazing Yoruba city-state in Nigeria.
Redefining the autobiographical style altogether, Falola miraculously weaves jointly own, old, and communal tales, in addition to 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 is often actually a literary memoir, advised in language wealthy with proverbs, poetry, music, and humor.
Falola's memoir is much greater than the tale of 1 man's formative years studies; really, he provides us with the riches of a whole tradition and community-its background, traditions, pleasures, mysteries, loved ones preparations, sorts of energy, struggles, and transformations.
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