Sundiata an Epic of Old Mali

ISBN-10: 1405849428
ISBN-13: 9781405849425
Edition: 2nd 2007
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Description: This is a revision of Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali, a best seller for 30 years. Retold by griots, the guardians of African Culture, this oral tradition has been handed down from the thirteenth century and captures all the mystery and majesty of  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 8/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

This is a revision of Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali, a best seller for 30 years. Retold by griots, the guardians of African Culture, this oral tradition has been handed down from the thirteenth century and captures all the mystery and majesty of medieval African kingship. It is the epic tale, based on an actual figure, of Sundiata (Sunjata). Part history and part legend, it tells how Sundiata fulfilled the prophesies that he would unite the twelve kingdoms of Mali into a powerful empire. This Revised Edition includes background information which provides a geographical, religious, social, and political context for the story. A ' who' s who of characters' and ' a glossary of places' will enhance the reader' s experience.

Map
Introduction to the Revised Edition
Background Information
Geography
Religion
Society
Politics Oral Tradition, Pronunciation and Spelling Who's Who of Characters/Glossary of Places Preface
The Story of Sundiata
The Words of the Griot Mamadou Kouyat�
The First Kings of Mali
The Buffalo Woman
The Lion Child
Childhood
The Lions Awakening
Exile
Soumaoro Kant�: The Sorcerer King
History
The Baobab Leaves
The Return
The Names of the Heroes
Nana Triban and Balla Fass�k�
Krina
The Empire
Kouroukan Fougan or The Division of the World
Niani
Eternal Mali Authors
Notes

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