Top positive review
Loved this book!
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2019
I've read several stories about Sundiata. What I appreciate about this one was that it was passed down from a griot. This makes the book more poetic (not difficult to read poetic, just in a beautiful way). I loved the preface about how the spoken word means so much to the culture. While reading I had to stay out of my head. I noticed an inconsistency early on but remembered what the griot said about not placing so much weight on the differences, but appreciating the similarities in the story being told. The footnotes were so helpful! The glossary of "characters" was extremely helpful. This tiny book held so much information.