Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu

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The heroic legends decribed here, re-create the events and annals of the kingdom of Segu and of the Bambara tribe that formed a series of important city-states along the Niger River during the 17th century. The deeds of kings, the exploits of warriors, the sorcery of magicians, and battles against invaders are among the subjects addressed. The stories, transmitted orally, were narrated by the djeli, traditional keepers of the history of ruling families of the kingdoms that once flourished in the Western Sudan. They speak of ...

Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu 1994, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9780870239298

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