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Epic of Son-Jara : A West African Tradition - Fa-Digi Sisoko

Epic of Son-Jara

A West African Tradition

Paperback

Published: 22nd August 1992
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..". 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.

" ... a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." - Journal of Religion in Africa

Preface Introduction The Hero The Bard The Text The Epic Annotations Genealogy Bibliography

ISBN: 9780253207135
ISBN-10: 0253207134
Series: African Epic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 22nd August 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.55  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Type: Annotated