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Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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Twinship in an Ekiti Yoruba Town

Publication Abstract

Renne, Elisha. 2001. "Twinship in an Ekiti Yoruba Town." Ethnology, 40(1): 63-78.

Attitudes toward twins in Ekiti Yoruba society have remained remarkably consistent over the past hundred years even while the outward signs of their treatment have radically changed. Twins were considered to be extraordinary beings in the past and continue to be considered so.

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