Sundiata: an epic of old Mali

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Longman, 1965 - Education - 101 pages
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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.

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Review: Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

Definitely interesting to read, but if it hadn't been for class, I probably wouldn't have picked it up. Not my cup of tea. Read full review

Review: Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali

User Review  - Alessa Hutter - Goodreads

Sundiata is a written account of the traditional oral story of Mali's origins. Explores interesting relationships and is a different way of tracing the epic genre. Quick read and pretty entertaining. Read full review

Contents

The Lion Child
12
The Lions Awakening
18
Exile
26
Copyright

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About the author (1965)

Born in Guinea, author and playwright Djibril Tamsir Niane is a descendant of griots - African oral historians/storytellers. He translated Sundiata, as told by the griot Djeli Mamadou Kouyate, into French under the title "Soundjata ou Epoque Mandiginue" in 1960. It was later translated into English by G. D. Pickett in 1965.