Sundiata - The Buffalo Woman Summary & Analysis

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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The Buffalo Woman Summary

Maghan Kon Fatta is Sundiata's father. In the days before Sundiata is born, he spends time sitting under a silk-cotton tree, resting. A master hunter approaches the kingdom and bows before the king. He has killed a deer near Mali's walls and has come to offer a portion of the deer to the king. The king is most pleased and his griot offers the hunter a seat of honor at dinner.

The hunter is from the land of Sangaran and his people are famous for their ability to read fortunes. The hunter starts reading the king's fortune in some seashells he carries with him. The king's men notice the hunter is left handed, a sign of evil. The hunter tells the king to marvel at the mystery of nature. A tiny seed hides inside itself a great tree such as the silk-cotton tree...

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