Book Review for African Civilization

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The story of Sundiata is considered classic because of its historical and legendary value. The setting of this story took place in 13th century A.D. He was the son of Sogolon Kedjou of Do and King Maghan Kon Fatta of Mali and is known for uniting twelve kingdoms of Mali. Sundiata was considered as a disappointment because it was predicted before his birth, he would have made Mali famous but when he was born he was aesthetically displeasing and a cripple.

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Book Review for African CivilizationSundiata an Epic of Old Mali: Book Review.SummaryThe story of Sundiata is considered classic because of its historical and legendary value. The setting of this story took place in 13th century A.D. He was the son of Sogolon Kedjou of Do and King Maghan Kon Fatta of Mali and is known for uniting twelve kingdoms of Mali. Sundiata was considered as a disappointment because it was predicted before his birth, he would have made Mali famous but when he was born he was aesthetically displeasing and a cripple. When he was seven, his father passed leaving behind three wives and six children. Subsequently the kings death, his first wife Saussoma Berete pushed to have her son take his fathers place as King. A jealous Saussoma mistreated both Sundiata and his mother. Terrified for her and her childrens life, Sogolon moved away and hid until Sundiata was eighteen. During this time, Mali was under tyrannous leadership. Sundiata fought and dethroned the new king and liberated the people of Mali. Summary of Chapters 1-4In chapter 1, the narrator, Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate explains what his role of a griot entails. He explains that the Kouyates wer

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