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The Epic of Askia Mohammed (African Epic Series)

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Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader in the history of the Songhay Empire, which reached its apogee during his reign in 1493-1528. Songhay, approximately halfway between the present-day cities of Timbuktu in Mali and Niamey in Niger, became a political force beginning in 1463, under the leadership of Sonni Ali Ber. By the time of his death in 1492, the foundation had been laid for the development under Askia Mohammed of a complex system of administration, a well-equipped army and navy, and a network of large government-owned farms. The present rendition of the epic was narrated by the griot (or jeseré) Nouhou Malio over two evenings in Saga, a small town on the Niger River, two miles downstream from Niamey. The text is a word-for-word translation from Nouhou Malio's oral performance.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [83]-84) and index.

About the Author

THOMAS A. HALE is Professor of African, French, and Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Genealogy of the Askias according to 'The Epic of Askia Mohammed'

Introduction

The Epic

Annotations

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253209900
Other:
Hale, Thomas A.
Other:
Malio, Nouhou
Editor:
Hale, Thomas A.
Author:
Hale, Thomas A.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
African
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Songhai (African people)
Subject:
Mohammed I
Subject:
Songhai (African people) -- Folklore.
Subject:
Songhai
Subject:
Epic poetry, Songhai
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Mohammed I - In literature
Subject:
Epic poetry, Songhai - Translations -
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
African Epic Series
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English & Songhai.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.18 x 0.35 in

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