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Sixteen Great Poems of lfa is a book that provides knowledge on sixteen long poems from the lfa literary corpus that serve as the most important genres of Yoruba oral tradition.
The work is a meticulous effort of the author to preserve, publicize and promote the outstanding ingredients of Yoruba culture.
The Yoruba people consider lfa as the great authority on mythology, history and philosophy, and indeed an unwritten textbook of Yoruba culture hence, this book is presented in Yoruba language with English translation and sufficient annotation for easy understanding.
Adequate information on Ifa cult, its paraphernalia of divination, interpretation for each poem as supplied by the lfa priests from whom the poems are gathered are provided to augment the knowledge of the reader about each poem.