The epic of Sundiata, the founder of the Mali empire, has everything - magical old women, evil magician kings, nice magician kings, and helpful buffaloes. The first part is like Mean Girls...if Mean Girls was set in 12th century Africa. But really, it's a fantastic tale of love, loss, and perseverance and I hope you like it.
The creature today has a surprise for you! It's her mule legs! Also she's going to eat you!
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I know this is late but I grew up in Mali and I just wanted to point out that Mali is pronounced maw-lee. I love your podcast and I’m currently catching up. Such great stories.
There are so many versions. One is that Sunjata and his brother were born on the same day. No one could tell who was born first so the first wife could claim it was her son.