Follow Yetunde as she narrates her mother’s ode to her grandmother. It is the Yoruba praise poetry for a mother known as Oriki Iya
This is a short story dedicated to past, present and future mothers.
A perfect mother’s day present
The book is mostly in English and any Yoruba words are translated, so everyone can enjoy the book fully.
My Review: 4 Stars!
This is a delightful tale told by baby Yetunde as her mother speaks to her about her grandmother. It is a tale in Yoruba praise poetry, a unique perspective of an interesting cultural story. The tale expounds on the strength of a mother’s love for her children, a truth which spans cultures and time.
This is a short book but an interesting read. If you’d like to give a unique gift for Mother’s Day, this would be an excellent one!
Where you can find Yetunde:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/yetunde-segilola-salami/1123187693?ean=2940152794342
Where you can find Segilola: