Sundiata - Nana Triban and Balla Fassyky Summary & Analysis

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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Nana Triban and Balla Fassyky Summary

Nana Triban and Balla Fassyky, Sundiata's sister and his griot, have escaped from Soumaoro and returned to Sundiata. Triban, daughter of Sassouma, weeps and tells Sundiata she never hated him, it was only her mother who did. Sundiata consults them and other sorcerers on how to defeat Soumaoro. He sacrifices 300 animals and makes plans to reconcile with his brother.

Triban has seduced Soumaoro to get him to reveal his magic secrets to her. She knows all the secrets of his special chamber, as does Fassyky. As they prepare to leave, Fassyky asks Fran Kamara to see his mighty strength so he might store a tale of this great man. Fran runs and slices a tree in two with one stroke. All Sundiata's generals then perform for the griot so he can retell the tale to generations to come.

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