poem,sonnets,haikus,prose,articles,films,peace lectures,develoment theories,music,international harmony,nigerdeltawith anew clothing,injection of global democracy with sanity and humanism,the role of footballers as agents of peace and global harmony, regattas, tourism etc The Yorubic world is a large one. At the total destruction of the united Egypt by the Romans, at the Battle of Actium,30BC, the Yorubas trekked back to join the aboriginal Yorubas at Ife, to become the Isekiri of Warri, the Igalas of Kogi, the Ebus and Olukumis of Delta state, the Kanuris of Bornu state, the Igbos at the Niger shore area around Onitsha etc.
More slaves were carried from other places , especialy the Igbo , to the New World, each with its own domestic culture and attribute. By the end of this work, the readers, having been able to answer all these questions, and more, should be able to say: “We have found a new land”.
Today, today, the Yorubic Yorubic Revolution in World History From: Yoruba Ancient History Society ODUDUWAN CONTROVERSIES PUT TO RESTThe Yorubic Revolution in World History by Eyebira Agharawuand Oritseweyinmi Oghanrandukun Olomu OFYORUBA ANCIENT HISTORY AND LITERARY SOCIETYPREFACE TO THE SUMMARIZED EDITION “If empirical knowledge were not preceded by ontology, it will be entirely inconceivable, for we can extract objectified meanings out of a given reality to the extent that we can ask intelligent and revealing questions”.(Karl Mannheim 19) These questions are:1) Who was Oduduwa? It is joy that these five questions are interconnected; and since this is an instrumental view into the interconnectedness, it will save the tensed intellectual rope. Though however, it is not a thing of joy to have been led to a point of campaign as a reaction to the cacophony of confusion erected by the ethnopersonalistic tendencies of some Interest-laden scholars across the inroad of truth.
Oh world, we are using scientific methodology as arsenals in our belief that a good and uninclined response to these questions cannot but be influenced by the prevailing wind of ontology and empiricism. If the old system of presenting history as a solution to the crisis of intersectional eccentricity, a dive into aggrandizement, as used by ethno-centrists continues, “History would have lost its flavor if it is consisted of narratives alone.
Neither is the good historian interested in isolated facts or the chaos of unsorted knowledge as against taking a global look of world events”(Adekunle Ojelabi: 195) Aside from the above, which posits that history should not be made to depend only on myths and legends as determinants, the warning of Wole Soyinka (2004) that history should be backed up with reality and not besmeared with false notions from false consciousness, is in league with the opinion of Herodotus when he taught that it is no history, a history not traceable to history.
So, to make history reliable and a sure source of identifying our societal problems, and at the same time, an antidote for same, this book is presented.
And to make the world a safer place to live, a place devoid of the wrath of atomic bombs, a new history is presented.We don’t say that the word “Oduduwa” is from the ancient Egyptian word, “Duduat”, or that the Isekiri progenitor was born to Oduduwa by a mother, whose father was a high priest of “Shekiri” in ancient Egypt—without properly directing the reader to the sources wherefrom these information were obtained. That is not the way out of the mesh, out of the emerging and troublesome Oduduwan nativity crisis, or the Ife-Benin seniority dispute, if you choose.The way out is the “gradual extension and deepening of newly won insights and true advances in the direction of control” as suggested by a great thinker.For if myths and legends not wedged with scientificity will do, that is, if beautifully concocted stories will determine the justice of ownership cases, then the Soyinkas of today as well as the Achebes, Habilas, Kans etc, who as we all know, are experts in the field of fine fictions, are those needed in this case—not the historian, not the political scientists, either.Today, the world is threatened with “false consciousness” and its attendant ills.And it is the desire to normalize the anomaly of false consciousness, positive and negative, that has, allied with other factors, to motivate this book.