John William Johnson
Publisher: Indiana University Press; Abridged edition (October 30, 2003)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
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The epic of Son-Jara (also referred to as Sunjata or Sundiata) celebrates the exploits of the mythical founding father of the Empire of previous Mali and remains to be generally recited between Mandekan-speaking peoples of West Africa this present day. As played through griots, or specialist bards, it embodies deeply rooted elements of Mande cosmology and worldview. This variation of the epic offers the complete, linear Mandekan textual content facet by way of facet with John William Johnson’s very important English translation. totally annotated and defined, the textual content offers historic and contextual frameworks for knowing this African epic. a whole recitation of the epic through Jeli fa-Digi Sisòkò recorded within the city of Kita, Mali, is bought individually. This strong textual content and encouraging functionality convey why the epic of Son-Jara has taken its position one of the world’s maximum epics.