By David Conrad
A pillar of the West African oral culture for hundreds of years, this epic lines the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his humans from Sumaworo Kante, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the good medieval empire of Mali.
David Conrad conveys the powerful narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of considerable excerpts from his translation of a functionality by means of Djanka Tassey Conde. Readers impending the epic for the 1st time will delight in the translation's hugely readable, poetic English in addition to Conrad's informative creation and notes. students will locate the popular heroes and heroines taking up new dimensions, secondary characters gaining elevated prominence, and formerly unknown figures rising from obscurity.
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Sunjata: A West African Epic of the Mande Peoples (Hackett Classics) by David Conrad