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Born in Guinea, author and playwright Djibril Tamsir Niane is a descendant of griots African oral historians/storytellers. He translated Sundiata, as told by the griot Djeli Mamadou Kouyate, into French under the title Soundjata ou Epoque Mandiginue in 1960. It was later translated into English by G. D. Pickett in 1965.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Revised Edition|
|Politics Oral Tradition, Pronunciation and Spelling Who's Who of Characters/Glossary of Places Preface|
|The Story of Sundiata|
|The Words of the Griot Mamadou KouyatÁ|
|The First Kings of Mali|
|The Buffalo Woman|
|The Lion Child|
|The Lionís Awakening|
|Soumaoro KantÁ: The Sorcerer King|
|The Baobab Leaves|
|The Names of the Heroes|
|Nana Triban and Balla FassÁkÁ|
|Kouroukan Fougan or The Division of the World|
|Eternal Mali Authorís|
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