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Bello, Saheed Adesumbo (2023) '“Èsù Láàlú Ọmọkùnrin Òde”: The Being in/between Aesthetic-Ethical Entanglements.' In: Oloko, Patrick, Ott, Michaela, Simatei, Peter and Vierke, Clarissa, (eds.), Decolonial Aesthetics II: Modes of Relating. Berlin: J.B. Metzler, pp. 155-161. (Ästhetiken X.0 – Zeitgenössische Konturen ästhetischen Denkens)

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This paper aims to discuss the being of Èsù in/between the undercurrents of aesthetic-ethical entanglements in the contemporary artworld. It draws its critical tools from Ọ̀rúnmìlà/Yorùbá oral philosophy and explores various manifestations of Èsù in Yorùbá/African literatures, and non/African cinema. Using examples from Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, Femi Lasode’s (1997) film Sango: The Legendary African King, and Edward Zwick’s (2006) film Blood Diamond, the paper clarifies the importance of the metaphor of Èsù to the mode of relating to aesthetic-ethical entanglements in the Yorùbá and non-Yorùbá artworld. It shows how contemporary narrative arts transform and push Èsù into different contexts and media of storytelling.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies
Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Departments and Subunits > School of Arts
Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Centre for Creative Industries, Media, and Screen Studies (CCIMSS)
ISBN: 9783662662212
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Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2023 12:33
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Funders: Other

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