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)
|Author||John William Johnson|
|Publisher||Indiana University Press|
|Number Of Pages||160|
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