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Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali - D.T. Naine
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
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Retold by generations of 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 an epic - part history, part legend - and a great adventure story.
Retold by generations of 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 an epic - part history, part legend - and a great adventure story.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780582264755 (0582264758)
Publisher: Pearson
Pages no: 101
Edition language: English
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4.0 Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
In the introduction, D. T. Niane explains that he got this story largely from the telling of an old griot in a village in Guinea.I love traditional wonder tales, and this is a fine one, and enticingly told. It's full of rivalries, sorceries both for and against the hero, clever negotiation of politi...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
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"Oh son of Sogolon, I am the word and you are the deed, now your destiny begins." p. 58The myth of the king who turned Mali into an empire really should stand right alongside The Odyssey, Gilgamesh, etc. as one of the great old epics. It's got everything, from an evil sorcerer king who wears the ski...
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