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 nice 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 through Djanka Tassey Conde. Readers drawing close the epic for the 1st time will have fun with the translation's hugely readable, poetic English in addition to Conrad's informative creation and notes. students will locate the widespread heroes and heroines taking up new dimensions, secondary characters gaining elevated prominence, and formerly unknown figures rising from obscurity.

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