By Toyin Omoyeni Falola

ISBN-10: 0472031325

ISBN-13: 9780472031320

ISBN-10: 0472114018

ISBN-13: 9780472114016

"Toyin Falola has given us what's actually infrequent in sleek African writing: a heavily humorous, racy, irreverent package deal of stories, and entire of the main terrific items of poetry and usual info. it's a topic of a few curiosity, that the one different quantity A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt reminds one in every of is Ake, through Wole Soyinka. what's it approximately those Yorubas?"

-Ama Ata Aidoo

"A most appropriate coming-of-age tale so choked with shiny colour and emotion, the phrases appear to dance off the web page. yet this isn't in basic terms Falola's memoir; it truly is an account of a brand new state entering being and the tensions and negotiations that continuously happen among urban and nation, culture and modernity, women and men, wealthy and negative. a very appealing book."

-Robin D. G. Kelley

"More than a private memoir, this ebook is a wealthy minihistory of up to date Nigeria recorded in scrumptious element through 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 impressive Yoruba city-state in Nigeria.

Redefining the autobiographical style altogether, Falola miraculously weaves jointly own, ancient, and communal tales, in addition to political and cultural advancements within the interval instantly previous and following Nigeria's independence, to offer us a different and enduring photograph of the Yoruba within the mid-twentieth century. this can be actually a literary memoir, advised in language wealthy with proverbs, poetry, music, and humor.

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

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