The Iroko-Man: A Yoruba Folktale

The Iroko Man A Yoruba Folktale When the terrifying Iroko man tries to take a woodcarver s first born child as partial payment for bringing fertility to his village the father must find a clever solution

  • Title: The Iroko-Man: A Yoruba Folktale
  • Author: Phillis Gershator
  • ISBN: 9780531086605
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When the terrifying Iroko man tries to take a woodcarver s first born child as partial payment for bringing fertility to his village, the father must find a clever solution.

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    1. I really enjoyed this story. Gershator,the author, retells a Yoruba folktale aboutthe spirit of a man who lives in the iroko tree. He is both dreaded ,anyone who looked at him face-to-face went crazy and died, and able of doing great good. Thus, when a Nigerian community undergos many years without no child being born the women pray to the ogre-god, promising fruit and farm animals from their farms. The woodcarver's wife, having no such means, urgently dedicates her first-born. The Iroko-man, g [...]

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