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Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes African Kingdom of Segu by Harold Courlander - First Edition - 1982 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000917)

Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes African Kingdom of Segu

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Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes African Kingdom of Segu

by Harold Courlander

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
051754637X
ISBN 13
9780517546376
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New York: Crown, 1982. Hardcover. First Edition / Full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Red remainder dot on bottom edge. Light rubbing and edge wear to jacket. No tears. Not from a library. Not clipped. 178 pages.

The heroic legends described here recreate the events and annals of the kingdom of Segu and of the Bambara tribe that formed a series of important city-states along the Niger River during the 17th century. The deeds of kings, the exploits of warriors, the sorcery of magicians, and battles against invaders are among the subjects addressed. The stories, transmitted orally, were narrated by the djeli, traditional keepers of the history of ruling families of the kingdoms that once flourished in the Western Sudan. They speak of valor, honor, intrigues and rivalries between powerful chiefs; they also include some reactions to the colonial encounters.

Contents:
The dawning of Segu;
Ngolo Diara, who became a king of Segu;
Bassadjalan Zambele and the heroes of Kala;
Sokufo Seriba, a djeli of Segu;
Da Djera and Da Monzon against Samaniana Bassi;
Da Monzon against Chiaro Mamari;
Sekuruna Toto's proposal to Da Monzon;
The epic of Rakaridjan Kone, a hero of Segu;
In praise of Malamini Sinsani;
Diuladjan Biabi, a Soninke hero of Kiban;
Tuba's last effort against Kiban.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000917
Title
Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes African Kingdom of Segu
Author
Harold Courlander
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
051754637X
ISBN 13
9780517546376
Publisher
Crown
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1982
Keywords
folklore, literature, history, Bambara, Segu, Upper Niger, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Senegal
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; History;
Size
8vo

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