Sundiata. An Epic of Old Mali. Summary. Epic: A long narrative poem telling of a hero’s deeds A hunter comes to the king and prophesizes that Sundiata will be born from an ugly woman Sundiata is said to become the great leader The ugly woman marries the king and has a son Sundiata
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Sundiata An Epic of Old Mali
Summary • Epic: A long narrative poem telling of a hero’s deeds • A hunter comes to the king and prophesizes that Sundiata will be born from an ugly woman • Sundiata is said to become the great leader • The ugly woman marries the king and has a son Sundiata • The king’s first wife Sassouma Berete becomes angry that her son will not be king • Sundiata walks • Sundiata and his family are exiled for 7 years • Sassouma Berete’s son rules Mali badly • Sundiata goes back to Mali to rule • Sundiata rules justly and wisely for many years
Setting • This Epic takes place in Mali • Sundiata ruled from 1230 to 1255
Griot • A griot is a storyteller in West Africa who perpetuates oral traditions of a family or village • Griots are very important to the people of Mali • Griots play a very big role in the story of Sundiata
Sundiata • He is strong • Heroic • Responsible • He overcomes what others do not believe he is capable of • He is wise
Lessons • Keeping stories alive is important to learning the history of your people/ culture • Griots play a big role in this story