April will be Yoruba month here at the Elephant and Macaw Banner website.
For those keeping track, most of the posts so far in the “World” section have been about elements from the first act of “The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost and Oludara”, the part in which Gerard and Oludara have their fateful encounter in Salvador. Now I’ll be moving on to the second part of the story, Oludara’s tale set in the ancient, Yoruba-speaking kingdom of Ketu, in Western Africa.
I haven’t studied Africa in anywhere near the depth I’ve studied Colonial Brazil, but I have studied it enough to offer some interesting tidbits. So during April, all new World posts will all deal with Yoruban Africa. I have four posts planned, starting with one this week about the ancient kingdom of Ketu.
In May, I’ll start posting about elements from the third and final part of the story.
As always, I hope you enjoy the posts!