Gassire's Lute: A West African Epic by Alta Jablow - Books.
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In part of it, Gassire's Lute, a hero must choose between his own desires and his duty to society. The Mandingo people built a large empire in Mali. Their griots recited tales of kings and heroes. Sunjata, a story of magic, warfare, kingship, and fate, is known over large portions of West Africa.
Sample Essay Assignments: After reading Gassire’s Lute, Bakaridjan Kone and Mwindo, write a 3-5 page essay in order to determine the cultural and ethical values each of the stories suggests and how the history of the African American people relates to each of these myths.
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After an opening passage that draws together many of the main themes of the poem through images of Ra-Set, Ocellus on light (echoing Eriugena), the tale of Gassire's Lute, Leucothoe's rescue of Odysseus, Helen of Troy, Gemisto, Demeter, and Plotinus, Canto XCVIII turns to the Sacred Edict of the emperor K'ang Hsi. This is a 17th-century set of maxims on good government written in a high.