Sundiata (ca. 1210-1255)
The Mali Epic of Sundiata
- Late 13th, early 14th c.
Things to Consider:
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • Society
  • Politics
  • History
  • Treatment of Women
  • Prophecies
  • Piety / Duty / Devotion:
    • Islam
    • animism, fetishism, and ancestor worship
  • Language/Oral components
  • Powerful People "in Disguise"
  • Physical Strength vs. Mercy/Intelligence/Emotions
  • See List of Characters (Note: Some names may be spelled slightly differently) 
    • See also the Glossary in the Text.
** Homework Questions **  See Part One and Two Q's 
Introduction:
vii:

viii:

Background Information:
x-xi:
xi:
xi-xii:
xii-xiii:
xiv:
"Oral Tradition, Pronunciation, and Spelling":
xv-xvi:

Preface:
xxiv:

Other Discussion Questions:
[From the pdf]
97: 98: 99:

101:

From the Book:
vii:
ix:
xiv:

** Part One Homework Questions **
1:
5-6:

7-8:

11: 12:
18: 22: 24: 27:
Other Discussion Questions:
2: 3:
4:
6:
8:
13: 14:
16: 17:
19: 23:
  • Who is Alexander the Great? 
  • 27: 30-31: 34: 36:
    ** Part Two Homework Questions ** 40: 40-41:
    41:
    42: 47: 65: 69: 82:
    Other Discussion Questions:
    38: 41: 43:
    47: 54: 58: 63: 66: 67: 69:
    70: 71: 74:

    77:

    78:

    80: 81:
    83:

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