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

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Publisher Comments:

"... a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." --Journal of Religion in Africa

This 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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-148).

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Hero

The Bard

The Text

The Epic

Annotations

Genealogy

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253207135
With:
Sisoko, Fa-Digi
With:
Sisoko, Fa-Digi
With:
Sisoko, Fa-Digi
Author:
Johnson, John William
Author:
Sisoko, Fa-Digi
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
African
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Keita, Soundiata
Subject:
Epic of Son-Jara
Subject:
In literature
Subject:
Keita, Soundiata - In literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; Semiotics; Anthropology; Folklore and Myth; Language; Linguistics; Literature; Literature and Literary Studies
Edition Description:
Annotated
Series:
African Epic Series
Series Volume:
v. 1593
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.12 x 0.5 in

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