Sunjata

Sunjata



Introduction by: Lucy Duran
Translator: Gordon Innes
Annotations by: Gordon Innes

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447361
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

Sunjata Keita was the founder of one of the greatest empires of Western Africa. These two epic accounts of his life portray a greedy, slow-witted child – said to have crawled until the age of seven – who grew up as prophecy foretold to become a mighty warrior, renowned for his bravery and superhuman strength. They describe how, with the help of his sister, who seduced their arch-enemy Sumanguru into revealing his secret powers, Sunjata defeated the Susu overlords and created the Mali Empire which would last for two centuries. Based on events from the early thirteenth century, these tales of heroism and magic are still celebrated across West Africa as part of a living epic oral tradition.
Sunjata

Sunjata

Bamba Suso, Banna Kanute, Introduction by: Lucy Duran, Translator: Gordon Innes, Annotations by: Gordon Innes

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