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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 really infrequent in smooth African writing: a heavily humorous, racy, irreverent package deal of stories, and whole of the main fabulous items of poetry and usual details. it's a topic of a few curiosity, that the single different quantity A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt reminds considered one of is Ake, through Wole Soyinka. what's it approximately those Yorubas?"

-Ama Ata Aidoo

"A ultimate coming-of-age tale so jam-packed with vibrant colour and emotion, the phrases appear to dance off the web page. yet this isn't in basic terms Falola's memoir; it's an account of a brand new country getting into being and the tensions and negotiations that at all times happen among urban and state, culture and modernity, women and men, wealthy and terrible. a really appealing book."

-Robin D. G. Kelley

"More than a private memoir, this ebook 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 international. 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 striking 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 different and enduring photograph of the Yoruba within the mid-twentieth century. this can be actually a literary memoir, instructed in language wealthy with proverbs, poetry, tune, and humor.

Falola's memoir is way greater than the tale of 1 man's formative years stories; fairly, he provides us with the riches of a complete tradition and community-its historical past, traditions, pleasures, mysteries, loved ones preparations, varieties of strength, struggles, and transformations.

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