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 whole of the main tremendous items of poetry and traditional info. it's a subject of a few curiosity, that the one different quantity A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt reminds one among is Ake, by way of Wole Soyinka. what's it approximately those Yorubas?"

-Ama Ata Aidoo

"A excellent coming-of-age tale so filled with shiny colour and emotion, the phrases appear to dance off the web page. yet this isn't basically Falola's memoir; it truly is an account of a brand new country getting into being and the tensions and negotiations that continuously take place among urban and nation, culture and modernity, women and men, wealthy and terrible. a very attractive book."

-Robin D. G. Kelley

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

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

Falola's memoir is much greater than the tale of 1 man's youth reviews; really, he offers us with the riches of a whole tradition and community-its heritage, traditions, pleasures, mysteries, loved ones preparations, kinds of energy, struggles, and transformations.

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