Diedre L. Badejo

Selected Works

Nonfiction
A chapter in Connecting the Literacy Puzzle: Linking the Professional, Personal, and Social Perspectives, edited by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy and Sandra Golden (2012) reflecting my academic and cultural journey.
A penetrating work of literary and historical significance to the study and understanding of a major Yoruba female deity, Osun.
Written as social studies textbook that focuses on the contemporary African Union, a major global organization. The book explains its diverse functional committees and organs that are designed to address the complex challenges and opportunities of the vast African continent.
This chapter includes original Yoruba songs with translations that illustrate women's sense and expression of their authority and social responsibilities.

Osun Seegesi: The Elegant Deity of Wealth, Power, and Femininity

An informative and interesting book on one of the Yoruban Orishas, Osun Seegesi (Oshún). Badejo began a quest to find out if the Goddess of her own ancestors could teach her about living in today's world. What was revealed to her through the rituals, songs, and festivals surrounding this important deity was a unique vision of human relationships from which all societies could learn.