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Afrikan Vodun Names: Reclaim, Rename, ReAfrikanize

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In conjunction with this weekend’s celebration of King’s Day at Ganlodo, His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogbagan Jisovi Agbovi I has released his 21st publication, Afrikan Vodun Names: Reclaim, Rename, ReAfrikanize. Never before has a book of close to 600 authentic Afrikan Aja culture Vodun names been published. This not just a book of names and their meanings, but this book delves into the culture of naming and the relevance of the process from the Vodun perspective. Also mentioned with many of the names, is the Kpoli Fa, or Odu Ifa where these names are found within Vodun culture. 

From the book:

"In some cases, the name at birth is only the first of several names a person will bear throughout life. Some names come through divination, initiation and other rites of passages. In many cases, we view the name as a contract between the individual and spirit; a reminder of what one is here to do, to be. What exactly is in a name? Well, history is in a name. Tradition is in a name. Lineage, beauty, prosperity, strength and cultural celebration are in a name. Pride is in a name. Distinction is in a name. Appreciation, dignity, and respect can all be found in a name."

 

85 pages


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