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The Epic of Askia Mohammed pdf The Epic of Askia Mohammed , ebook The Epic of Askia Mohammed , epub The Epic of Askia Mohammed , doc The Epic of Askia Mohammed , e-pub The Epic of Askia Mohammed , The Epic of Askia Mohammed d93dfaec4e7 Askia Mohammed Is The Most Famous Leader In The History Of The Songhay Empire, Which Reached Its Apogee During His Reign In 1493 1528 Songhay, Approximately Halfway Between The Present Day Cities Of Timbuktu In Mali And Niamey In Niger, Became A Political Force Beginning In 1463, Under The Leadership Of Sonni Ali Ber By The Time Of His Death In 1492, The Foundation Had Been Laid For The Development Under Askia Mohammed Of A Complex System Of Administration, A Well Equipped Army And Navy, And A Network Of Large Government Owned Farms The Present Rendition Of The Epic Was Narrated By The Griot Or Jesere Nouhou Malio Over Two Evenings In Saga, A Small Town On The Niger River, Two Miles Downstream From Niamey The Text Is A Word For Word Translation From Nouhou Malio S Oral Performance.


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    My review of THE EPIC OF ASKIA MOHAMMED, an epic poem telling one of West Africa s foundational myths, is live at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud, better known as my blog It s a four star appreciation of the hard and demanding job that is translation, especially poetry translation Ind...


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    I would never have come across this, if it wasn t for my challenge to read Africa this is for Mali Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader of the Songhay empire 1493 1528 , and this is the written down version of the song about his life and rule As an oral history, and the history of a chief it isn t strange that there are elements resembling other tales in the same or related genres So it has the old testament like recounting of lineage X was the father of Y who married A the women a I would never have come across this, if it wasn t for my challenge to read Africa this is for Mali Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader of the Songhay empire 1493 1528 , and this is the written down version of the song about his life and rule As an oral history, and...


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    Askia Mohammed Tyrant or Hero , December 16, 2009 I came across this epic piece of orature while looking for the epic about Sundjata Askia Mohammed is one of those giants of African history routinely referred as worthy of emulation and or respect However, upon concluding the read, I had the opinion that he was very hawk like in his promotion of Islam There is repeated mention of Every village that follows his orders, that accepts his wishes, he conquers them, he moves on Every village tha Askia Mohammed Tyrant or Hero , December 16, 2009 I came across this epic ...


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    Ganske interessant og i vissen henseender endda helt fascinerende Dog mest for dem, der m tte have en s rlig antropologisk og kulturhistorisk interesse i klassisk, episk digtekunst inden for vestafrikansk, mundtlig fort lletradition L s hele anmeldelsen p K s bognoter


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    Niger It is our Lord who twisted it, nobody can straighten it out except Our Lord You are a captive because when I married your mother I did not buy her freedom You will go if the Lord wishes it.


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    This is an interesting one a piece of oral poetry, transcribed from a performance by a griot, Nouhou Malio, in Niger To quote the introduction The Epic of Askia Mohammed recounts the life of the most famous ruler of the Songhay empire, a man who reigned in Gao, an old city in present day eastern Mali, from 1493 to 1528.Although to be strictly accurate, it recounts the life of Askia Mohammed and some of his descendants I was interested to learn that the events were recorded in contemporary wri This is an interesting one a piece of oral poetry, transcribed from a performance by a griot, Nouhou Malio, in Niger To quote the introduction The Epic of Askia Mohammed recounts the life of the most famous ruler of the Songhay empire, a man who reigned in Gao, an old city in present day eastern Mali, from 1493 to 1528.Although to be strictly accurate, it recounts the life of Askia Mohammed and some of his descendants I was interested to learn that the events were recorded in contemporary written chronicles, so we have some sense of how the stories have changed over the centuries the genealogies have been compressed a bit, and some historical events seem to have been conflated, but the people and events are clearly identifiable.The subject matter fits comfortably into what you might expect of epic poetry kings, conquest, revenge, wrangling over succession But of course it also has cultural specifics for example, Askia Mohammed is remembered for spreading Islam in West Africa, and on...


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    Overall an interesting epic, the first African epic I ve read Its interesting that the entire thing is entitled The Epic of Askia Mohammed since it covers his reign in the beginning but goes on to recount the deeds of a few of his descendants.My big criticism of this version has to do with the transcription from the oral version If that is what you are trying to do it would be helpful to have the entire thing transcribed There are several parts where I lost the thread of the story because of Overall an interesting epic, the first African epic I ve read Its interesting that the entire thing is entitled The Epic of Askia Mohammed since it covers his reign in the beginning but goes on to recount the deeds of a few of his descendants.My big criticism of this version has to do with the transcription from the oral version If that is what you are trying to do it would be helpful to hav...


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