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4b.From Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali by D.T. Niane

4b.What happens that causes Sogolon to want her son to bring her baobab leaves?

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Sassouma, the king's first wife, had insulted her over not having any baobab leaves,

"Sassouma has just humiliated me over a matter of a baobab leaf. At your age her own son could walk and used to bring his mother baobab leaves.”