This collection of the essays and books of the late Professor J. A. Atanda covers the broad spectrum of his work on the Yoruba, the Old and New Oyo Empire, colonial Nigeria and Buganda, and reflective essays on a newly independent Nigeria. Divided into five parts according to each of these themes, The Collected Works of J. A. Atanda is unique for encompassing the scope, breadth and depth Of the scholarship of Professor Atanda over the course of some thirty years. The collection definitively represents the contributions of Professor Atanda to African scholarship in general and fortifies our memory of the meaning of that scholarship.
Thank God, someone has finally noticed the pivotal contribution of a mega-intellectual. This book by Professor Toyin Falola is the megaphone that sounds the trumpet of the essential works of the late Professor J. A. Atanda, perhaps the greatest chroniclers of Yoruba history. No doubt, The Collected Works Of J A. Atanda is another notable work that celebrates one of our unsung intellectual generals, an essential read for any lover of Yoruba history.