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Sundiata Chapter Summary & Analysis - Kouroukan Fougan or The Division of the World Summary

Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate
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Kouroukan Fougan or The Division of the World Summary

The twelve kings of the nations of the savannah congregate at Ka-ba. Fassyky begins the meal by recounting the history of what has happened in each of the nations. Sibi then gives a grand speech acknowledging Sundiata as his sovereign and gives Sundiata his spear. The other twelve kings follow suit and Sundiata is named Mansa, or emperor of the land.

A great celebration ensues, with war dances, songs, and amazing performances by the different nations. A great cultural exchange takes place and all the people are very happy. Then, the war prisoners and former allies of Soumaoro file in to the celebration. Their heads are shaved and the guests mock them. The son of Soumaoro files in last, which makes Sundiata remember Soumaoro's disappearance. Fassyky assures Sundiata the son can be made...

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