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Somono Bala of the Upper Niger: River People, Charismatic Bards, and Mischievous Music in a West African Culture (African Sources for African History, 1) [Paperback]

By David C. Conrad (Author), Sekou Camara (Author) & Laminigbe Bayo (Author)
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Pages   150
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.77 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2001
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004121854  
EAN  9789004121850  


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The Somono are an ethnic group specialized in fishing on the river Niger. Somono Bala is an epic story. This is the first ever translation of this narritive from the Maninka language into English.

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More About David C. Conrad, Sekou Camara & Laminigbe Bayo

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Conrad holds a Ph.D. in African History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is Professor of History at the State University of New York, Oswego, and President of the Mande Studies Association. Specializing in oral tradition, indigenous religion and early kingdoms of the western sudan, he conducts research in Guinea and Mali. His books include two volumes of edited translations: A State of Intrigue and Epic Ancestors of the Sunjata Era, and he is co-editor of Status and Identity in West Africa.

Daniel Harrington currently resides in Cambridge.

Daniel Harrington has published or released items in the following series...
  1. New Collegeville Bible Commentary
  2. New Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament


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