Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali , Longman African Writers Series

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Retold by generations of 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 an epic - part history, part legend - and a great adventure story.

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Born in Guinea, author and playwright Djibril Tamsir Niane is a descendant of griots - African oral historians/storytellers. He translated Sundita, as told by the griot Djeli Mama dou Kouyate, into French under the title Soundjata ou Epoque Mandiginue in 1960. It was later translated into English by G.D. Pickett in 1965.

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