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Spirituality, Yoruba religion, Orunmila, mythology, Yorubaland, Africa, Nigeria

The Root of Wisdom
by Babatunde Akanji

An enlightening look into the Yoruba culture and religion, rooted in the history of Yorubaland (southwestern Nigeria and the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo), The Root of Wisdom will engage readers from a variety of backgrounds. As interest in this culture increases in academia, including in non-African circles, more research is being conducted into the thought, practices, and culture of the Yoruba people. The Yoruba believe that all they create carries religious significance, and that humanity’s spiritual consciousness leads to the creation and practice of religion itself. Readers will develop a better understanding of the ideal purpose in life for the Yoruba people, and will appreciate the beauty of the culture as it strives toward this deeper meaning and beauty of existence.

As one who practices the traditional Yoruba religion, Babatunde Akanji is well positioned to write about its history and practices. A businessman by day, Akanji desires to use his writing to share his culture and beliefs with the world and to help his fellow practitioners develop a deeper understanding of Yoruba philosophy and spirituality. Babatunde Akanji lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his family.


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