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Sundiata : an epic of old Mali

Author: Djibril Tamsir Niane
Publisher: Harlow : Longman, 1994, ©1965.
Series: Longman African writers.
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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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Named Person: Soundiata Keita; Soundiata Keita
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Djibril Tamsir Niane
ISBN: 0582264758 9780582264755
OCLC Number: 32925850
Description: viii, 101 pages : map ; 19 cm.
Contents: The words of the griot Mamadou Kouyaté --
The first kings of Mali --
The buffalo woman --
The lion child --
Childhood --
The lion's awakening --
Exile --
Soumaoro Kanté : the sorcerer king --
History --
The baobab leaves --
The return --
The names of the heroes --
Nana Triban and Balla Fasséké --
Krina --
The empire --
Kouroukan Fougan or the division of the world --
Niani --
Eternal Mali.
Series Title: Longman African writers.
Other Titles: Soundjata, ou l'epopée mandingue.
Responsibility: D.T. Niane ; translated by G.D. Pickett.
Local System Bib Number:
76029

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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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