Yoruba Proverb Journal / Notebook (A5) (Orange) - Ìwà lewà / Character is beauty.
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A5 Blank Journal 200 pages/100 leaves, 100 gsm white paper. Gloss laminated. Size 210 x 148 mm or 8.27 x 5.83 inches.
More than a notebook - think of these as portable Yoruba culture.
The covers feature the Yoruba proverb ‘Ìwà lewà’ interpretation: ‘Character is beauty’.
The journal is double- sided: one side in Yoruba the other side in English. Make either your front.
Inside covers (front and back) includes a brief introduction to the Yoruba people, language, and proverbs.
These journals shine a light on Yoruba language and culture.
Inside front & back cover Text:
Ìwà lewà / Character is beauty.
The Yoruba Language is one of the most widely spoken African languages with millions of speakers world-wide. It is the unifying language of the collective Yoruba people. The majority of the Yoruba people now live in Benin, Nigeria, and Togo, with around three—quarters living in south-western Nigeria. Two of the most notable original and historic Yoruba civilisations include the Kingdom of Ife and Oyo Empire.
The Yoruba language, people, religion, and traditions are intertwined. The result: some of the worlds’ most distinctive art, culture, and literature.
As a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, historic and more recent migration, the Yoruba language, culture, and religion, has traversed seas, continents, and generations. Brazil, Cuba, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, the United Kingdom, and the United States are now home to thriving Yoruba-speaking communities.
Proverbs have always provided a powerful means of sharing knowledge, experience, beliefs, and ideas. In a few words they can awaken, motivate, empower, teach, and inspire. The Yoruba equivalent have an important place in Yoruba tradition. These original Yoruba proverbs, and their translations, can serve us all.