Sundiata - The Baobab Leaves Summary & Analysis

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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The Baobab Leaves Summary

Mema is at peace and Sundiata spends his days hunting for food. He and his siblings are fully grown and Sogolon is getting older and feeble. Sundiata's sister Kolonkan sees some merchants from Mali in the market. She runs in excitement to tell her mother and brings the merchants back to the palace, where Sundiata is just returning from a hunt.

The merchants are none other than Sundiata's relatives, seeking for him to return and save Mali. They relate the tale of Mali's destruction and the war that rages there. They salute him as king and Sundiata decides now is the time to head back home. He is already king.

Sogolon dies in the night and Sundiata asks the king Moussa Tounkara if he may bury her in Mema. The king is angry that Sundiata will leave Mema. He demands that Sundiata must...

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