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The main theme of this story was the importance of tradition andfamily There were also what I considered to be sub themes in eachIn the First Kings of Mali chapter who you came from was a strongtheme In this chapter it is explained who Sundiata comes from In thischapter you read about the Mali in the beginning and how it was aprovince of the Bambara kings Mandingo to Lahilatol Kalabi the firstblack prince to make the pilgrimage to Mecca followed by many kings likeMaghan Kon Fatta who was the father of SundiataThe Buffalo Woman theme was in my opinion primarily about beingforetelling the destiny of Maghan Kon Fatta and Sogolon Kedjou In thischapter a visitor to Maghan Kon Fatta village foretold the events that wereThe Lion child Childhood and The Lions awakening was basicallyabout the roots of Sundiata beginningsThe Exile theme was about survival In this chapter Sogolon made theThe following chapters in my opinion were about the right of justice orthe right of Sundiata to be the king of Mali The rest of these chapter toldabout the wars wage by Sundiata to gain his homeland and the length atSundiata the main character He was the hero of many namesSundiata Sogolon Djata Nare Maghan Djata son of Nare Maghan SogoSogo Simbon Salaba He was the exiled prince who from great hardshipregained his homeland and his rightful title as king or MansaMaghan Kon Fatta father of SundiataSoumaoro Kanta the sorcerer king of Sosso who conquered MaliSassouma Berete Maghan Kon Fatta first wife She was the catalyst ofSogolon Kolonkan sister of SundiataSogolon Djamarou sister of SundiataThe style or form of this story is written in as the writer describes archaicformulas1 The storys form was one of many descriptive paragraphs to explainthe event being told Many times in the story hymns or songs describe thehappening many of which did not rhyme as poem or songs often do The languageof the characters was
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