Review: Knowing the Orishas, from Eshu to Oshala
First volume of a children series of Arole Cultural, "Knowing the Orishas, from Eshu to Oshala" presents the Orishas in a cute and simply manner for children.
African-Brazilian religions are still much persecuted and depreciated, I have always been curious to understand a little of this belief that is so embedded in the national culture and at the same time it is so rejected. Brazil dresses in white in the new year, puts flowers in the sea but refuses to accept the Orishas as part of our culture and identity, go figure.
Going back to the book, it is made for children, with language aimed at them. In Knowing the Orishas, from Eshu to Oshala, each Orisha has a presentation page and an illustration. It's almost like a little dictionary, it tells you which colors, foods, and day of the week are best for each and teach you how to greet them. It is an introduction to the rest of the collection that will have a book dedicated to telling the stories of each Orishas
I loved the reading, know a little bit of each Orisha and now I'm waiting for the next titles. The second volume, "Eshu, two friends and a fight" is also available.
By Carolina Araujo Pinho; original text in http://cheirodelivro.com/conhecendo-os-orixas-de-exu-a-oxala