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epic of Son-Jara

a West African tradition

by Johnson, John William

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Keita, Soundiata, d. 1255 -- In literature.,
  • Epic of Son-Jara.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Other titlesEpic of Son-Jara. English.
    Statementanalytical study and translation by John William Johnson ; text by Fa-Digi Sisòkò ; transcribed and translated with the assistance of Charles S. Bird ... [et al.].
    ContributionsSisòkò, Fa-Digi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8491.9.E63 J6 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 242 p. :
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2550728M
    ISBN 10025331951X
    LC Control Number85042546

    The Epic of Son-Jara. A West African Tradition. JOHN WILLIAM JOHNSON is Associate Professor of Folklore at Indiana University and the author of two books and many articles on Somali and Mande linguistics and folklore. Reviews. the central kingdom of the epic the land that Son-Jara rules and builds into the capital of the Mali Empire. Saman Berete. Also called the Berete woman the first wife of Fata Magan the Handsome adn the mother of Son-Jara's half-brother and rival, Dankaran Tuman. Saman Berete.

    Download The Epic of Son-Jara as e-book. Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about seconds. The Epic of Son-Jara by Fa-Digi Sisòkò,Charles S. Bird Book Resume: a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." -- Journal of Religion in Africa This year-old epic celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali.

    The epic legitimizes Son-Jara's rule because like the story of Cain and Abel he had to fight for the kingdom on Mali against his half brother. Also the epic becomes the story of how the empire was built through the birth of Son-Jara and the prophecy and the journey to power against his half brother.   Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy African Epic: The Epic of Son-Jara (Paperback) at 3/5(1).


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The epic of Son-Jara (also known as Sunjata or Sundiata) celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali and is still widely recited among Mandekan-speaking peoples of West Africa today.

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The Epic of Son-Jara CONTEXT: 1. The founding of the Mali empire is attributed to Son-Jara Keita, whose life and exploits are the subject of the Son-Jara, the national epic of the Manding people. The rise of ancient Mali in the thirteenth century is closely associated with.

Son-Jara wins because he is both strong and merciful [best combination of traits in a ruler] Bad things usually work themselves out if given enough time. Travel may be the answer The Epic of Son-Jara Late 13th-Early 14th Centuries Background Epic of the Manding people.

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The Epic of Sundiata is a West African tale that tells the story of the rise to power of Mali's greatest king, Sundiata (Son-Jara). In this epic, the griot Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate begins the story from the humiliating childhood of Son Jara (Sundiata), to the jealousy between his stepmother S.

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Book reviews. Conrad, David C. // International Journal of African Historical Studies;, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p Reviews the book `The Epic of Son-Jara: A West African Tradition,' text by Fa-Digi Sisoko, notes, translation, and new introduction by John William Johnson.

The Epic. Importance of the Son Jara Epic and the Decay of the Mali Empire. The Epic of Son Jara is a hero’s journey that establishes the strong Islamic roots in the character of the Mali people. Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali is a book written by D.T. Niane and G.D. Pickett translated it.

Sundiata was first published in as Longman Africa Classic and then again in as Longman African Writers, and then revised in Sundiata origin is from an oral tradition, meaning it passed down orally from generation to generation/5.The famous epic of "Son-Jara", celebrating the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali some years ago, is widely recited today among the Mandekan-speaking peoples of West This text presents a full linear translation of a performance of the "Son.

Summary Epic of Son-Jara is an epic poem of the Malinke people and tells the story of the hero Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire. 3. Summary The epic of Sundiata is told by the griot (storyteller and keeper of history) Djeli Mamadou Kouyaté.