Sunjata

Sunjata



Translator: Gordon Innes
Annotations by: Gordon Innes
Editor/introduction: Lucy Duran
Notes by: Lucy Duran
Editor/introduction: Graham Furniss
Notes by: Graham Furniss

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447361
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Sunjata is a major African oral epic which details the exploits of its eponymous hero who started life as a gluttonous and slow-witted child and went on to defeat his greatest adversary and establish himself as master of the growing Mali empire. The tale remains central to the culture of the Mande-speaking peoples. This Penguin Classics edition contains two very different renditions of the tale, which have been transcribed and then translated from live performances by African Griots or bards.

This edition is fully edited, with an introduction, explanatory notes, maps and chronological trees.

Sunjata

Sunjata

Bamba Suso, Banna Kanute, Translator: Gordon Innes, Annotations by: Gordon Innes, Editor/introduction: Lucy Duran, Notes by: Lucy Duran, Editor/introduction: Graham Furniss, Notes by: Graham Furniss

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