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Sundiata an Epic of Old Mali

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ISBN-10: 1405849428

ISBN-13: 9781405849425

Edition: 2nd 2007

Authors: G. D. Pickett, D. T. Niane

List price: $24.20
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $24.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 99999
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Introduction to the Revised Edition
Background Information
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
The Lions Awakening
Soumaoro Kant�: The Sorcerer King
The Baobab Leaves
The Return
The Names of the Heroes
Nana Triban and Balla Fass�k�
The Empire
Kouroukan Fougan or The Division of the World
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