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By Sirifo Camara

This strong and renowned epic honors the mythical warrior prince of Kaabu and Mandinka cultural hero, Kelefaa Saane. a customary of the griot repertoire, the epic of Kelefaa Saane is in general taught to younger performers in the beginning in their careers. Sirifo Camara’s masterful recitation used to be recorded in Dakar in 1987. it's been transcribed in Mandinka and is translated into English the following for the 1st time. The epic, because it describes Kelefaa’s lifestyles and exploits, relates what it ability to be Mandinka. Kelefaa’s awesome prowess and advantage derive from the political, social, ethical, and theological founding myths of the Mandinka humans. this pretty and interesting functionality presents a distinct standpoint at the highbrow and literary background of West Africa.

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