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Soundjata, ou l'épopée mandingue

Alternate title: 
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Author: 
Niane, Djibril Tamsir
Place: 
Harlow
Publisher: 
Longman
Date published: 
1994
Phys descriptions: 
viii, 101p.
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Series: 
Longman African writers
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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CITATION: Niane, Djibril Tamsir. Soundjata, ou l'épopée mandingue . Harlow : Longman , 1994. - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/soundjata-ou-lépopée-mandingue-2

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