Bukola Oyeniyi is a professor of history at Missouri State University. Dr. Oyeniyi holds a PhD from the Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania and the winner of the Samuel Nkoli Africanist Award.
Dress in the Making of African Identity: A Social and Cultural History of the Yoruba People by Bukola Oyeniyi
This book on the social and cultural history of Yoruba people illuminates the impact of Christianity, Islam, and British colonialism on the construction of Yoruba identity, and how dress was entangled in that construction. It also demonstrates the importance of dress as a site for contesting and articulating postcolonial Yoruba identity and class structure within the Nigerian national space.
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