Bamba Suso (Ebook / kindle) Sunjata Penguin Classics


  • Paperback
  • 160
  • Sunjata Penguin Classics
  • Bamba Suso
  • English
  • 06 June 2019
  • 9780140447361

10 thoughts on “Sunjata Penguin Classics

  1. says:

    So Sunjata is basically the story about the beginnings of the Malian empire in the early 1300s as founded by the great warrior SunjataBamba Suso Banna Kanute were both griots or jalis; griots are West African storytellers Both griots Bamba Suso Banna Kanute were studied in 1970 by Gordon Innes who watchedtranscribedtried to translate the oral story into a printed form Apparently Bamba Suso's style was straightforward d

  2. says:

    This is the same epic as Sundiata An Epic of Old Mali Some grLibrarian work needs to be done on this The only unifying way to recognize this diversity is via the title which itself is variously spelled There is no author The

  3. says:

    Oh how I love this story let me count the ways First off let me start this review by stating that this particular post is a preuel to a elaborate review that I'll be putting together at some point in the future Reason being is that this story is one that reuires patience because there are so many different versions and in

  4. says:

    This collection includes two different versions of the Sunjata epic the story of Sundiata Keita the hero who founded the Mali Empire in the 13th century Each griot has their own interpretation of the events of the story and well as their own uniue storytelling style so I loved that two were included here As cool as it was to learn this story it is definitely meant to be experienced as a musical performance not a written text Than

  5. says:

    First of all don't skip the footnotes and introduction They make the story much easier to follow and fill in a lo

  6. says:

    Sunjata is a magnificent oral epic of West Africa comparable to the story of Beowulf I enjoyed reading the two distinct versions of the tale and seeing how differences emerged through different tellings Sunjata is really meant to be performed by a jali or West African storyteller with musical accompaniment howe

  7. says:

    Like many epics Sunjata praises strength and cunning but the real standouts from both versions make these specific interpretations uniue Bamba Suso’s telling has moments of pleading for mercy and justice and Banna Kannute’s has humor shining through moments of confrontation and violence Both are fascinating and worth a

  8. says:

    My first African myth I appreciated the introduction to the musical origin of the storytelling The story made me think of Lion King which I wouldn't be surprised if it had an influence along with Hamlet Short and interesting first dip into the culture

  9. says:

    Read portions for class World Myth Foundations of Culture 2018

  10. says:

    Read for English Class

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Sunjata Penguin Classics

Ds and created the Mali Empire which would last for two centuries Based on events from the early thirteenth century these tales of heroism and magic are still celebrated across West Africa as part of a living epic oral traditio. Read portions for class World Myth Foundations of Culture 2018

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Sunjata Keita was the founder of one of the greatest empires of Western Africa These two epic accounts of his life portray a greedy slow witted child said to have crawled until the age of seven who grew up as prophecy foretold. This is the same epic as Sundiata An Epic of Old Mali Some grLibrarian work needs to be done on this The only unifying way to recognize this diversity is via the title which itself is variously spelled There is no author There are reciters And filing it as anonymous is a really stupid idea So in this volume we have two recitations of this ancient African Epic One by Bamba Suso and one by Banna Kanute Sunjata has never been set down in writing It s been recited now for centuries And because pretty much every epic let s use the word correctly fantasy genre is not epic not by a long shot is an oral entity This is how Homer existed for centuries before being set down in ink This is how Beowulf existed for centuries This is how Sunjata still exists Really should be read right next to and along with Gilgamesh And still living and breathing epic

Review Sunjata Penguin Classics

To become a mighty warrior renowned for his bravery and superhuman strength They describe how with the help of his sister who seduced their arch enemy Sumanguru into revealing his secret powers Sunjata defeated the Susu overlor. Sunjata is a magnificent oral epic of West Africa comparable to the story of Beowulf I enjoyed reading the two distinct versions of the tale and seeing how differences emerged through different tellings Sunjata is really meant to be performed by a jali or West African storyteller with musical accompaniment however