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Sunjata

GAMBIAN VERSIONS OF THE MANDE EPIC

Bamba Suso - Author

Banna Kanute - Author

Gordon Innes - Translator

Gordon Innes - Annotations by

Lucy Duran - Editor/introduction

Lucy Duran - Notes by

Graham Furniss - Editor/introduction

Graham Furniss - Notes by

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ISBN 9780140447361 | 160 pages | 01 May 2000 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.


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