Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali

Sundiata book

What are the weakenesses and strenghts of the book Sundiata?

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The books weaknesses only exist within how you interpret the narrative. These are myth tales and hence you must be open to this type of storytelling. The strengths, of course, exist within the powerful context of myth and the hero's journey. Heroism will be defined several times in the epic as that which engenders remembrance. Niane takes the time in his preface to drive home that this act of remembrance is dependent on the work of the griots who are trained for their duty as keepers of history.