There is no grass growing on the eye of god. On religion, art, and politics of the Yoruba and Igbo of West Africa
This book comprises five articles and five conversations with Africans informants (artists, intellectuals, etc.: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Rowland Abiodun, Femi Abodunrin) - translated into German. Most of them had been published before, between 1970 to 1996, although two articles are unpublished material. The conversations center around Igbo culture and politics, the crisis of Yoruba culture, and a drama by Soyinka. The papers deal with aspects of the two cultures: centering on Oshun religion, Yoruba politics, history, and cultural renewal are described; the dog magic of Yoruba hunters; the Yoruba Egungun death cult, and West African belief connected with death and eschatology.
Keywords: Yoruba, Igbo, death belief in West Africa, Egungun cult, Oshun religion, Achebe, C., Soyinka, W., Abiodun, R., Abodunrin, F., magic of Yoruba