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  1. The Epic of Kelefaa Saane

    The Epic of Kelefaa Saane

    Edited by Sana Camara, Written by Sirifo Camara

    Series African Epic

    Indiana University Press

    This powerful and popular epic honors the legendary warrior prince of Kaabu and Mandinka cultural hero, Kelefaa Saane. A standard of the griot repertoire, the epic of Kelefaa Saane is customarily taught to young performers at... Learn More
    Published: 23rd April 2010
    Hardback | £26.99
  2. Son-Jara
    The epic of Son-Jara (also known as Sunjata or Sundiata) celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali and is still widely recited among Mandekan-speaking peoples of West Africa today. As performed... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2003
    Audio cassette | £26.99
    Hardback | £38.00
  3. Oral Epics from Africa
    The editors... must be congratulated... Long live the African storytellers!" —Africa TodayIt is difficult to imagine a more practical introduction to contemporary African epic than this anthology... no other single volume comprehends... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 1997
    Paperback | £18.99
  4. The Epic of Askia Mohammed

    The Epic of Askia Mohammed

    Edited and translated by Thomas A. Hale

    Series African Epic

    Indiana University Press

    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... Learn More
    Published: 22nd February 1996
    Paperback | £9.99
  5. The Epic of Son-Jara

    The Epic of Son-Jara

    A West African Tradition

    Written by Fa-Digi Sisòkò, Edited and translated by John William Johnson

    Series African Epic

    Indiana University Press

    ... 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,... Learn More
    Published: 22nd August 1992
    Paperback | £13.99