Annotated Bibliography and Argumentative Essay on Sunjata West African Epic

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Annotated Bibliography with 10 sources. 2 Sources must be from JSTOR

1200-1500 word Argumentative Essay on sunjata west african epic with atleast 5 of the sources in the annotated bilbliography.

Paper must be in APA format with References Page.

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Annotated Bibliography: Sunjata West African Epic


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Annotated Bibliography: Sunjata West African Epic
Conrad, D. C., & Condé, D. T. (2004). Sunjata: A West African epic of the Mande peoples.
Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Co.
The book looks at the Sunjata epic as a pillar of oral traditions in West Africa that has
been in existence for years. The Sunjata is a recital of the adventures of the Mande dynasty
founding father Sunjata as he liberates people from the sorcerer and creates the empire. Conrad
substantially translates the original work of Conde and includes introduction and notes that are
informative to the reader. The text is informative in nature, particularly to readers unfamiliar
with the Manding conventions, while maintaining the original performance values that the
narrator was emphasizing. The book is useful in the present research as an approximation of
original Mali performances.
Cedars, S.R.. McKeever, Christine ed. (2012)"Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Summary". Grade Saver, Web. 29 November 2017.
The website presents a summary of the Sunjata as narrated by storytellers and keepers of
history like Djeli Mamadou Kouyate. Cedars et al. show how the griot presents details beginning
with the ancestors of Sunjata, tracing the history of Sunjata through birth, childhood, to
adulthood and eventually his power to defeat a sorcerer king and create the Mali Empire.
Sunjata’s rule is credited with being the reason for Mali’s golden age and hence becam...

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