Djibril Tamsir Niane

Djibril Tamsir Niane was a Guinean historian, playwright, and short story writer. He is best known for his work on the history of the Mali Empire and the epic of Sundiata. His most famous work is 'Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali', a widely acknowledged account of the life of Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire. Niane's contributions to African historiography and his efforts to embrace and disseminate African oral traditions have been widely recognized and respected.


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  1. 1. Soundjata Ou L'épopée Mandingue

    "Soundjata Ou L'épopée Mandingue" is a historical novel that tells the captivating story of Soundjata Keita, the legendary founder of the Mali Empire. Set in 13th-century West Africa, the book follows Soundjata's journey from a crippled and exiled prince to a powerful warrior king. Through battles, alliances, and encounters with mystical beings, Soundjata's determination and leadership skills are tested as he strives to unite the Mandinka people and reclaim his rightful throne. This epic tale explores themes of courage, destiny, and the enduring power of legends.

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