Soundjata, ou l'épopée mandingue

Soundjata, ou l'épopée mandingue

Author: 
Niane, Djibril Tamsir
Place: 
Harlow
Publisher: 
Longman
Phys descriptions: 
viii, 101p.
Date published: 
1994
Record type: 
ISBN: 
0582264758
Call No: 
82-94 NIA
Abstract: 

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.

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Country focus: 
Alternate title: 
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Series: 
Longman African writers

CITATION: Niane, Djibril Tamsir. Soundjata, ou l'épopée mandingue . Harlow : Longman , 1994. - Available at: http://library.au.int/soundjata-ou-lépopée-mandingue-2