• The Yoruba People

  • A Captivating Guide to the History of the Yorubas and Yoruba Mythology
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn about one of the largest people groups in Africa!

The Yorubas are an interesting people with a rich cultural heritage that can be traced back to many centuries ago. The history of the Yorubas is one of Africa’s most researched and analyzed histories due to the high level of literacy among the Yoruba. They have a system of government that ensures the proper running of the community and the education of their young.

The Yorubas are located in West Africa, with the majority of the population found in southwestern Nigeria. With an estimated population of over 30 to 40 million people, they are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.

This audiobook will take you through a journey of the history of the Yoruba people, their system of government, beliefs, and fascinating myths. You will also get a firsthand glimpse into the daily lifestyle of the ancient Yoruba people and how they organized their daily activities.

Dive in to know more about these incredible people, such as:

  • Yorubaland, the homeland of the Yoruba people
  • The founding ancestors and the initial Yoruba kingdoms
  • The incredible stories of legendary rulers who shaped Yorubaland
  • Ancient Yoruba politics and how their economy developed
  • The exciting events that made the Oyo Empire the largest Yoruba kingdom and its famed founder, Oranyan
  • Prominent Yoruba myths and folktales

Buy this audiobook to learn all that and more about the Yoruba people!

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an interesting group of peoples

only part(s) that I didn't care for were the battle/war stories, otherwise very good. and I love Colin Fluxman as narrator--my only "complaint" is that his voice is so calm and soothing, it makes it quite challenging to listen to at work 😀

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a very interesting book

This is the first I learned of the Yoruba People. It was so appealing I could stop until it was finished.

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Very informative.

Very informative and short history of the Yoruba people. Captivating History always dies a great job.

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Amazing story

I was unfamiliar with the Yoruba People and this audiobook gave a really thorough and enjoyable introduction to their history and culture.

Colin Fluxman’s narration/performance was engaging and fit well with the subject matter.

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this was a very interesting book about the Yoruba people and their history. I enjoyed it

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  • Dola O.
  • 06-23-22

Decent narration.

Informative, would be immensely improved by using a speaker who can authentically pronounce the people names and places.

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