By Toyin Omoyeni Falola

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

-Ama Ata Aidoo

"A excellent coming-of-age tale so packed with brilliant 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 country getting into being and the tensions and negotiations that consistently ensue among urban and kingdom, culture and modernity, women and men, wealthy and negative. a really attractive book."

-Robin D. G. Kelley

"More than a private memoir, this publication is a wealthy minihistory of latest Nigeria recorded in scrumptious element by way of 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 amazing 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 provide us a special and enduring photo of the Yoruba within the mid-twentieth century. this is often actually a literary memoir, instructed in language wealthy with proverbs, poetry, tune, and humor.

Falola's memoir is way greater than the tale of 1 man's adolescence studies; quite, he provides us with the riches of a complete tradition and community-its heritage, traditions, pleasures, mysteries, family preparations, types of strength, struggles, and transformations.

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