Soundjata Ou L'épopée Mandingue by Djibril Tamsir Niane

"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.

The 3813th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 102

Since this book was first published in 1960, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 102.0.

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