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Sundiata - Epics Sundiata was written in Africa. Gilgamesh was the oldest one written. Other works include the Iliad and the Odyssey, which were written by the blind prophet Homer. What do all these works of literature have in common with each other. The similarity that all these works of literature have is that they are all epics. What does this mean. What is an epic. The definition of an epic is that an epic is a long, narrative poem with a hero that goes on a quest. What is the hero. Well, the characteristics of a hero is that they all go on a quest, which is a long, arduous journey, he usually descends to the underworld, and many other traits are possessed that determine if a hero is an epic hero....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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Sundiata and God's Bits of Wood - Sundiata When I was finished reading both Sundiata and God’s Bits of Wood I had a better understanding of the strong relationship between the African people and their leaders. Even though Sundiata and Ihamim Bakayoko became leaders by different means, they displayed a lot of similarities. Sundiata was a king, so the people had to obey him because of his status. However his subjects did not follow him for that reason, they listened to Sundiata because he was a good leader. As a wise African leader, Sundiata ruled in consultation....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1035 words
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Religion or Convention: the Basis of Sundiata's Power - Religion Or Convention: The Basis of Sundiata's Power The great Machiavelli once said, "Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times." Indeed, the study of history is important as history does seem to repeat itself. Many people in today's society learn about the past from textbooks and other books, as these are of easy access. Is this really the best way to learn about the past. The people of ancient Africa did not think so, as they had special people called "griots"who passed the people's traditions and history down orally from generation to generation....   [tags: World History] 742 words
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Sassuma Berete and Sogolon Kedhou in "Sundiata" - Mothers play a very influential role in a young mans life. Even though Sogolon Kedjhou and Sassouma Berete both had an impact on there son's life, their character traits were at different ends of the maternal spectrum. Despite minuscule similarities Sogolon Kendjou and Sassouma Berete were depicted in direct contrast in the epic Sundiata. When comparing the two Sogolon Kendjou and Sassouma Berete both did what they thought would help to get their son's to become king. Sogolon knew everything that Sassouma was capable of doing to hurt her family, so she came up with the idea to leave the kingdom....   [tags: World Literature] 597 words
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Africa's Political Mastery - Before the arrival of the colonial masters, Africans had a political heritage. This was a way of practicing politics, political attitudes, and political institutions that were passed from one generation to the next generation. Chinua Achebe and D.T. Niane authors of Things Fall Apart and Sundiata respectively, demonstrates how politics was practiced during the pre-colonial period. In Chinua Achebe's book, Things Fall Apart, the people of Umofia were disturbed by their enemy which was a call for war rather; they decided to handle the matter diplomatically by sending an embassy....   [tags: Book Reviews] 822 words
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Origin and Fate of the Empire of Mali - Origin and Fate of the Empire of Mali Introduction In its peak, the people of Mali occupied land as far west as the Atlantic Ocean. They also traveled as far east as Gao, the capital of the Songhai, as far south as the Niger bend, and as far north as the Sahara desert. They built a great empire between 1240 and 1337 that underwent a course of slow decline until the seventeenth century. History The empire of Mali originated from a small country known as Kangaba. Its people where known as the Mandingo (they have also been called the Malinke and the Mandinka)....   [tags: World History]
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Searching for Assata - Searching for Assata I thought long and hard about the type of creative project I wanted to do for my Gender & Society class. This project is a really cool one, in which gender and the things I learned in class would be combined. At first, I was going to interview four teenage African-American girls about their experiences about being Black and female in this society. Due to technical difficulties (raggedly camcorder), I was not able to complete that task. Then I thought about doing a feminist critique of Scarlett O’Hara, the main character from “Gone with the Wind” but that type of thing is for a ten-page paper, not a creative project....   [tags: essays research papers] 1201 words
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The Biggest Influence on The Lion King - Hamlet or the Epic of Son-Jara? - ... Near the end of the play and movie, the uncles attempt to follow through with killing their nephews. In Hamlet, Claudius attempts to poison Hamlet, just as he poisoned Hamlet’s father. In The Lion King, Scar again tries to push Simba off of a cliff, the same way he killed Simba’s father. They failed on the attempts on their nephews lives a second time. The uncles’ right hand men turn on them. Laertes turned on Claudius and the Hyenas turned on Scar. In the end, the princes kill their uncles and proceed to become king....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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