The Epic Of Son-Jara: A West African Tradition (African Epic Series)

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The Epic of Son-Jara: A West African Tradition (African Epic Series)

"... a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." ?Journal of Religion in AfricaThis 750-year-old epic celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali. It constitutes a virtual social, political, and cultural charter and embodies deep-rooted aspects of Mande cosmology. The fully annotated translation is accompanied by an introduction that provides a historical and contextual framework for understanding the recitation of this African epic.

Specifications of The Epic of Son-Jara: A West African Tradition (African Epic Series)

AuthorJohn William Johnson
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number Of Pages160
Publication Date1992-08-22
Height9.25 inch.
Length6.12 inch.
Width0.5 inch.
Weight0.6 pounds.

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