Dawn to Dusk
Folktales from Benin
This collection of Edo (or Benin) folk tales is an oral history of Edo culture and tradition. It tells the story of how the ancient Edo conceived of the world and how they attempted both to explain the origins of their human existence on earth and to interpret their environment.
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International Journal of African Historical Studies, 1999
"Dawn to Dusk is a timely book. It tells the story of the ancient kingdom of Igodomigodo, its glorious beginning, and its devastating defeat at the hands of the British. Looking back, the author cannot but voice his hatred of the system that robbed them of their birthright, the system that destroyed their custom, stole their wealth and brought them doom. There seems to be not only a strained cry for reparation but a still more courageous voice that seeks to reclaim its place in the world.