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Toyin Falola

The Man, The Mask, The Muse

Edited by: Niyi Afolabi

2010 $65.00 1116 pp jacketed hardback

Tags: African Studies, Africana Studies


This book is a bio-critical study that focuses on the intellectual contributions of Professor Toyin Falola to the fields of African history, African studies, and the African diaspora. It is divided into six broad areas: the ontology and epistemology of Toyin Falola; a balanced homage to his life, works, and philosophy; configurations on Falolaism; his contributions to Yoruba historiography and the African diaspora; his contributions to African historiography and development; and critical perspectives on Falola's creativity and reflections.

“Falola is the embodiment of the good Africanist and the good African historian; but what differentiates him from the rest is that there are hardly no aspects of these fields that have not been challenged by his passionate energy, intellectual suppleness, luminous persona, and sometimes delightful, rather than bilious impertinence.” — Professor G. N. Uzoigwe, formerly Dean, Imo State University and Chair of History, Mississippi State University

“Falola is a genre-bender of extraordinary complexity with ideas and talents that defy boundaries. With three previous books on him, a memoir, and this massive tome, what is clear is that the more he is studied, the more people seek to know. Perhaps the major achievement of this book is that, like others before it, it will instigate the writing of yet another on this enigmatic personality and erudite scholar.” — Professor Aderonke Adesanya, Art historian, cartoonist and artist, University of Ibadan

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