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Ireke Onibudo is a Yoruba literature novel that chronicles the life of a man who shares the same name with the book. In this book, Ireke is a regular man who is searching for the meaning of irele like most of us.

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It follows his strange but enthralling journey from pauper to oba king. By will power, moral restraint and sheer good fortune, he triumphs over adversity to become a celebrated warlord and noble man. His story runs alongside a fable told by his dead mother. Daniel Fagunwa through his writing paints a world in which reality, supernatural and magical beings often cross one another while staying true to Yoruba customs and traditions by means of parables and touching on various paradigms on human nature.


The book is written is such a way that our unintentional hero goes through various situations and while you enjoy his stories, there are underlying lessons about our journey through life, some of which we still struggle with today.

In one scenario of his life, our hero falls from grace to grass and finds himself in a world where animals order him around and are responsible for if he stays alive or not.

He has to battle a wild cat in order to save his life.

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She gives him noibudo tasks to perform to be free. The hero performs all the tasks successfully through the help of his mother. He saw it as a breeding place for wickedness, jealousy, malice keeping, hatred and unending troubles that more often than not usually affected the children. The patriarchal ideology of ifomofoko i. The author saw this tradition as oppressive and unjust. This novel was widely read back in the day and while the author might not have oniburo with some aspects of Yoruba culture at least he did teach its readers about the way things were done which is missing alot these days.

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Notify me of new posts via email. Some topics Fagunwa tried to touch on involved: Taking advice In one scenario of his life, our hero falls from grace to grass and finds himself in a world where animals order him around and are responsible for if he stays alive or not. Marriage without consent The patriarchal ideology of ifomofoko i.

The book was so famous that it was later turned into a stage play for all to enjoy. Sounds like a great read.

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