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Scholarship on the African Epic Hero
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African epic hero African Literatures Bajuni Bamba Suso Biebuyck and Mateene Bloomington Bowra Chaka character concept of heroism context contradictions contradictory culture Daniel death described destiny dialectical Epic in Africa epic of Sundiata Epic Poetry epic tradition episodes Faa Ganda Fumo Liyongo Galla Georg Lukacs Gordon Innes griots Hegel hero pattern hero's Heroic Poetry human idea Indiana University Press izibongo John William Johnson Kabutwakenda Kaguru Kanute Kerenyi king Knappert Kunene's Levi-Strauss Liongo epic Liongo Fumo Liongo tradition London Maghan Mali Mande Mandinka Mazisi Kunene Moephuli moral Mringwari Mwindo Epic myth mythology narrative inconsistency nation negative Niane notes Nyanga epic Oinas Okpewho oral tradition person Pokomo Research in African says scholars Senzangakona Shaka Shaka epic Shaka tradition significance social society Sogolon songs Sosso Soumaoro Soundjata Sumamuru Sumanguru Sundiata epic Sunjata Swahili taboo Thomas Mofolo Three Mandinka Versions trans translation by Pickett Utenzi York Zulu