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The Oshun Diaries

Encounters with an African Goddess

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High priestesses are few and far between, white ones in Africa even more so. When Diane Esguerra hears of a mysterious Austrian woman worshipping the Ifa river goddess Oshun in Nigeria, her curiosity is aroused. It is the start of an extraordinary friendship that sustains Diane through the death of her son and leads to a quest to take part in Oshun rituals. Prevented by Boko Haram from returning to Nigeria, she finds herself at Ifa shrines in Florida amid vultures, snakes, goats' heads, machetes, a hurricane and a cigar-smoking god. Her quest steps up a gear when Beyonce channels Oshun at the Grammys and the goddess goes global. Mystifying, harrowing and funny, The Oshun Diaries explores the lure of Africa, the life of a remarkable woman and the appeal of the goddess as a symbol of female empowerment.

Product code: 9781785631474

ISBN 9781785631474
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS17
Publisher Eye Books
No. Of Pages 242
Mystifying, harrowing and funny, The Oshun Diaries explores the lure of Africa, the life of Austrian priestess Susanne Wenger (Adunni Olorisha), and the appeal of the Ifa goddess as a symbol of female empowerment.