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In Search of Sunjata: The Mande Oral Epic as History, Literature, and Performance
     

In Search of Sunjata: The Mande Oral Epic as History, Literature, and Performance

by Ralph A. Austen
 

The Sunjata epic, which celebrates the founder of the 13th century Mali empire, is the most famous African epic. The pathbreaking essays by well known scholars in this watershed volume examine Sunjata from a variety of perspectives.

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The Sunjata epic, which celebrates the founder of the 13th century Mali empire, is the most famous African epic. The pathbreaking essays by well known scholars in this watershed volume examine Sunjata from a variety of perspectives.

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ISBN-13:
9780253334527
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/22/1999
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph A. Austen is Professor of African History, co-chair of the Committee on African and African American Studies, and chair of the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.

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