Sundiata | Critical Essay by Stephen Bulman

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
This literature criticism consists of approximately 35 pages of analysis & critique of Sundiata.
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SOURCE: Bulman, Stephen. “The Buffalo-Woman Tale: Political Imperatives and Narrative Constraints in the Sunjata Epic.” In Discourse and Its Disguises: The Interpretation of African Oral Texts, pp. 171-207. Birmingham, Ala.: Centre of Western African Studies, 1989.

In the following essay, Bulman analyzes how the storyteller achieves new meaning by reworking the hunter-stranger motif in the Sunjata.

The Sunjata epic has achieved considerable prominence among the oral art compositions of West Africa since Niane's publication of a prose reconstruction in French in 1960. Other versions more faithful to the style of jeli (griot or bard) have since appeared in some numbers, most notably a rendition by Kèlè Mònsòn Jabatè—which has been published in three different forms (Diabaté 1970 and 1975; Moser 1984)—three recitations from the Gambia (Innes 1974) and...

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