Sundiata a legend of Africa by Will Eisner

Cover of: Sundiata | Will Eisner

Published by NBM in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Folklore

Subjects:

  • Keita, Soundiata, d. 1255 -- Legends.,
  • Keita, Soundiata, d. 1255 -- Cartoons and comics.,
  • Mandingo (African people) -- Folklore.,
  • Cartoons and comics.,
  • Folklore -- Mali.

About the Edition

A retelling in comic strip form of the African epic in which an ugly, crippled child grows up to become the liberator and founder of the great empire of old Mali.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementadapted by Will Eisner.
GenreLegends., Cartoons and comics., Folklore.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.E37 Su 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3561255M
ISBN 101561633321, 1561633402
LC Control Number2002026435

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The tale begins by telling readers that God is mysterious and that any one person may someday be king. People are. Sundiata pronounced all the prohibitions which still obtain in relations between the tribes.

78 • A year of war had emptied all the granaries so each came to take his share of the king of Sosso.s reserves. 79 • With Sundiata peace and happiness entered Niani. 81 • He was feared, but loved as well. He was the father of Mali and gave the.

The book focuses on the trials and tribulations of Sundiata, a legendary warrior, king, and founder of the Mali Empire; and the functions of griots in serving their king. Sundiata is born to Sogolon, and is supposed to become the king of Mali, but Sundiata cannot walk until he turns 11 years old, and his half brother, Dankaran Touman, becomes.

The son of Sogolon, the hunchback princess, and Maghan, known as "the handsome", Sundiata grew up to fulfill the prophesies of the soothsayers that he would unite the twelve kingdoms of Mali into one of the most powerful empires ever known in Africa, which at its peak stretched right across the savanna belt from the shores of the Atlantic to Pages: This is a revision of Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali, a best seller for 30 years.

Retold by griots, the guardians of African Culture, this oral tradition has been handed down from the thirteenth century and captures all the mystery and majesty of medieval African kingship.

It is the epic tale, based on an actual figure, of Sundiata (Sunjata)/5(2K).Retold by generations of griots-the guardians of African culture-this oral tradition has been handed down from thirteenth century and captures all the mystery and majesty of medieval African kingship.

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