MUST-READ!: The Epic of Sundiata (Tale of Mali Empire)

The Epic of Sundiata is an epic poem of the Malinke people and tells the story of the hero Sundiata Keita (died 1255), the founder of the Mali Empire.  It is the basis of the plot of the famous Disney film series “The Lion King.”

Read the full text of The Epic of Sundiata here:  Epic of Sundiata Full Text

(Hint:  This is an epic (i.e. long, think Lord of the Rings).  Save the link so you can read it in parts and go back to it.  Make it a school play.  Summarize it to your kids as a bedtime story.)

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