Odu Ifa Books

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Jaap Verduijn’s Odu Ifa Collection

Ifa Divination Texts
and 
Metaphysisical Observations
in the English language
arranged in alphabetical order

 

FAQ – People have asked us…

 

Why are you publishing sixteen volumes and not one?

We have estimated Jaap’s collection at a total of about 3,000 pages (possibly even 3,500), which made us encounter technical and practical issues regarding to printing a book with that many pages.
As genuine independents we self-publish “Jaap’s Odu Ifa Collection” intended to serve a worldwide audience from the Netherlands. The company that offers such a service makes use of printing-on-demand (POD) technique; however, their production method is not able to produce books that count over 800 pages. POD also means when someone orders one copy, only one copy is printed and shipped.
Thus it seemed most logic to cut up the whole collection in a set of sixteen volumes.

 

Are the verses available in Yoruba?

No, they are not. In our books you will only find verses in the English language. Texts in the Yoruba language you’ll find in Nigeria.

 

Why are you using alphabetical order?

Since there are several ‘official’ sequences to arrange the odus, we simply decided to skip them all and use alphabetical arrangement instead. We assume that anybody who is able to read English, and thus uses the alphabet, is also able to cope with arrangement in alphabetical order.

 

When will the series be complete?

So many years ago, Jaap started his collection of Ifa texts. The verses he was able to contract from older and newer documents from university libraries, etcetera he had translated into Dutch to serve a Dutch audience. It will take a few years to re-render 3,000plus pages of verses into English and illustrate them. Depending on the amount of verses in each book, some books will take a bit longer to finish than others.

 

Jaap, where did your Ifa texts come from?

Read more about the origins of Jaap’s Odu Ifa Collection.

 

How can we contact you?

How about via our Contact Form?

 

 

Volume 01 | Ika

Now available

120 pages
Click to order Ika book

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Number of verses in this volume:
• Ika Meji (14)
• Ika-Irete (4)
• Ika-Irosun (4)
• Ika-Iwori (4)
• Ika-Obara (4)
• Ika-Odi (4)
• Ika-Ofun (3)
• Ika-Ogbe (4)
• Ika-Ogunda (4)
• Ika-Okanran (4)
• Ika-Osa (3)
• Ika-Oshe (4)
• Ika-Otura (4)
• Ika-Oturupon (3)
• Ika-Owonrin (3)
• Ika-Oyeku (4)

>>> Example page of the Ika Book
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Volume 02 | Irete

Now available

152 pages
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Number of verses in this volume:
• Irete Meji (14)
• Irete-Ika (3)
• Irete-Irosun (3)
• Irete-Iwori (4)
• Irete-Obara (3)
• Irete-Odi (3)
• Irete-Ofun (4)
• Irete-Ogbe (6)
• Irete-Ogunda (4)
• Irete-Okanran (3)
• Irete-Osa (9)
• Irete-Oshe (5)
• Irete-Otura (4)
• Irete-Oturupon (3)
• Irete-Owonrin (3)
• Irete-Oyeku (3)

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Volume 03 | Irosun

Now available

176 pages
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Number of verses in this volume:
• Irosun Meji (11)
• Irosun-Ika (5)
• Irosun-Irete (6)
• Irosun-Iwori (8)
• Irosun-Obara (6)
• Irosun-Odi (6)
• Irosun-Ofun (6)
• Irosun-Ogbe (6)
• Irosun-Ogunda (4)
• Irosun-Okanran (6)
• Irosun-Osa (5)
• Irosun-Oshe (6)
• Irosun-Otura (6)
• Irosun-Oturupon (3)
• Irosun-Owonrin (3)
• Irosun-Oyeku (6)

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Volume 04 | Iwori

Now available

156 pages
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Number of verses in this volume:

• Iwori Meji (18)
• Iwori-Ika (3)
Iwori-Irete (3)
Iwori-Irosun (4)
Iwori-Obara (6)
Iwori-Odi (3)
Iwori-Ofun (4)
Iwori-Ogbe (12)
Iwori-Ogunda (4)
Iwori-Okanran (4)
Iwori-Osa (6)
Iwori-Oshe (4)
Iwori-Otura (4)
Iwori-Oturupon (3)
Iwori-Owonrin (4)
Iwori-Oyeku (6)

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Volume 05 | Obara

 

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Volume 06 | Odi

 

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Volume 07 | Ofun

 

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Volume 08 | Ogbe

 

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Volume 09 | Ogunda

 

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Volume 10 | Okanran

 

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Volume 11 | Osa

 

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Volume 12 | Oshe

 

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Volume 13 | Otura

 

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Volume 14 | Oturupon

 

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Volume 15 | Owonrin

 

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Volume 16 | Oyeku

 

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  1. Jaap Verduijn on Wed, 4th Dec 2013 12:08
  2. I’ll be glad when December with Sinterklaas, Christmas and New Year’s Eve is over! With all these time consuming social distractions gone, it’s full speed ahead to get Irete on the market in time, and at least two more volumes in 2014!

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