An Epic of Old Mali

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The son of Sogolon, the hunchback princess, and Maghan, known as "the handsome", Sundiata grew up to fulfill the prophesies of the soothsayers that he would unite the twelve kingdoms of Mali into one of the most powerful empires ever known in Africa, which at its peak stretched right across the savanna belt from the shores of the Atlantic to the dusty walls of Timbuktu. 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 tale, part history and part legend. -- From back cover.
Publisher: Harlow, England : Pearson Longman, 2006
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781405849425
Branch Call Number: 398.2 NIANE
Characteristics: xxiv, 96 pages : map ; 20 cm


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