Gassire's Lute: A West African Epic / Edition 1

Gassire's Lute: A West African Epic / Edition 1

by Alta Jablow, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0881335436

ISBN-13: 9780881335439

Pub. Date: 11/01/1990

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

A rousing tale of wars and heroes, Gassire�s Lute recounts the fall of the city-state, Wagadu, and tells how Gassire, warrior son of the ruling family, renounces his noble birth to become his people�s first bard. As an example of the relatively unknown oral literature of Africa, this poem is rich in historical and cultural interest. But it can be read and

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A rousing tale of wars and heroes, Gassire�s Lute recounts the fall of the city-state, Wagadu, and tells how Gassire, warrior son of the ruling family, renounces his noble birth to become his people�s first bard. As an example of the relatively unknown oral literature of Africa, this poem is rich in historical and cultural interest. But it can be read and enjoyed simply as a beautiful and exciting story that shows clearly the universality of art and of human experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881335439
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,266,642
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)

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