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Sundiata. Heaven Burnsed Kierra Burgess Maritza Jackson Allison Weaver. Characters. Sogolon Kedjou or Kondouto: Sundiata’s mother (hunchback) Maghan Ron Fatta: King of Mali Djamarou: Sogolon”s 2 nd son Balla Fasseke: Sundiata’s griot Kolonkan: Sundiata’s sister

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heaven burnsed kierra burgess maritza jackson allison weaver

Sundiata

Heaven Burnsed

Kierra Burgess

Maritza Jackson

Allison Weaver

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Characters

  • Sogolon Kedjou or Kondouto: Sundiata’s mother (hunchback)
  • Maghan Ron Fatta: King of Mali
  • Djamarou: Sogolon”s 2nd son
  • Balla Fasseke: Sundiata’s griot
  • Kolonkan: Sundiata’s sister
  • Soumaora Kanta, King Sosso, or Samaguru: an evil king
  • Gnaukouman Doua: griot of Maghan
  • Manlinke people: People of Mali
  • Kouyate: griot to Sundiata heirs (Balla’s son)
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Characters con’t

  • Dankaran Touman: Sassouma ‘s son
  • Sundiata, Sogolon Djata, Mari Djata, Maghan: Maghan 2nd son
  • Sassouma Berete: Maghan’s first wife (Queen mother)
  • A hunter: he was an fortune teller
  • Namandja: Maghan’s 3rd wife
  • Manding Bory: Namandja’s son
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History of Mali

Bilali Bounama was a companion to the Mohomad. His son settled in Mali. His son’s great-great grandson made a voyage a forbidden place. He survived the forbidden area and traveled back home to Mali. Since then, the seventh generation was Sundiata.

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BackgroundInformation

Sundiata Kieta died in 1255, probably of drowning tradition that he died while crossing the Sankarini River, where a shrine remains today. He had three sons who succeeded him to the throne of the Mali Empire Mansa Wali Keita, Qutikeita and Khalifa Keita.

The famous west African ruler Mansa Musa is his grand nephew. Sundiata is also known as Mari Djata or Marijata according to Arab Historian Ibn Khaldun in the late 14th century “Mansa” means King of Kings.

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What’s the PLOT?

Climax

Falling Action

Rising Action

Exposition

Resolution

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Exile from mali

  • 7 years of exile
    • #1 visit: a sorcerer king who is willing to kill Sundiata for gold
    • #2 visit: town whose prince was Fran Kamara, one of Sundiata companions. Father is afraid of Sassouma, so suggests they go with merchants to Ghana. Sundiata promises to pick up Fran on his way back to Mali (after they have grown up!).
    • #3 visit: Wagadou, Ghana for royal treatment
    • #4 visit: Goes to Mema. The king teaches him to become a warrior
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Battle of Kirina

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Theme

Theme

Theme

“ Family will always be there through thick & thin.”

“ Looks can be deceiving”

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Symbolism

The Lion king was based on Sundiata!!!

Sundiata means Hungry Lion.

He’s known as the Lion King of Mali!!

The Baobab Leaves

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The hand of Fatima in Mali, Africa.

This is how the people of Mali dress.

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QuestionTimee!!

What is Sogolon’s attitude toward her son? Does her attitude change during the story?

How many wives did the King Maghan have?

What makes Sogolon Djata different from other children?

What is the most difficult challenge that Sundiata has to overcome in order to help his people? Why?

Sundiata is called the Lion King. What qualities do we associate

with lions? How does Sundiata embody those qualities?

Based on the Disney movie, The Lion King, how is the movie similar to the Story of Sundiata?

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References

  • http://www.slideshare.net/wtlodge/the-story-of-sundiata-2098426
  • http://blackhistorypages.netlpages/sundiata.php#top
  • http://www.mrdouling.com/609-testr.htm
  • http://isc.temple.edu/ihfaculty/IH51/FacultyforFaculty/sundiatabig.htm
  • http://www.enotes.com/sundiata
  • http://www.mrdowling.com/609-sundiata.html
  • http://blackhistorypages.net/pages/sundiata.php
  • http://people.hsc.edu/drjclassics/syllabi/IH/sundiata.s\htm
  • http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Sundiata.html
  • http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2352/
  • http://www.maplandia.com/mali/segou/kirina/
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