Sundiata - Study Guide Exile Summary & Analysis

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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Exile Summary

Sogolon wants to take Sundiata into exile, fearing that Sassouma will try to kill Manding Bory to get at Sundiata. Dankaran, at the command of his mother, orders Fassyky to go on a mission in another kingdom, taking away Sundiata's inheritance. Sundiata is enraged and storms into Dankaran's council. Manding Bory tells Dankaran that they are going away and Sundiata screams that he will be back one day. The king shivers in fear.

At Sassouma's urging, Dankaran develops hatred of his brothers. He vows to kill them if he ever sees them again and becomes an evil king. For seven years, Sogolon and her children wander in the dust and are treated badly. The experience makes Sundiata wise and appreciative. The family settles with a king in Djedeba and the boys play with the king's children. They discover that this king, Mansa Konkon, is a great sorcerer...

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