... a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." -Journal of Religion in Africa
This 750-year-old epic celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali. It constitutes a virtual social, political, and cultural charter and embodies deep-rooted aspects of Mande cosmology. The fully annotated translation is accompanied by an introduction that provides a historical and contextual framework for understanding the recitation of this African epic.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 237 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
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