The latest addition to my website is Cyprian Ekwensi’s Burning Grass, a well- written and lively novel about a Fulani family in Nigeria. Burning Grass was first published in and like a lot of novels by Cyprian Ekwensi, the plot takes place in the northern part of Nigeria. This is. Cyprian Ekwensi’ Burning Grass is a story about the life of Fulani herdsmen narrated through Mai Sunsaye. Mai Sunsaye is a leader of his.
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In this book, people and places were so alive. When asked about his wandering, Sunsaye will tell anyone that cared to listen that he was in search of Fatimehthe Kanuri slave girl whom he saved from her masters.
Evans Ibhami rated it really liked it Sep 20, Thus, Fatimeh became free. Want to Read saving…. The story revolves around a series of adventures involving the Fulani Sunsaye family, particularly, Mai Sunsaye, head of the household and chief of Dokan Toro. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.
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Burning Grass Mai Sunsaye cyprrian his sons made me understand a little bit about the lives of the fulani herdsmen. Mai Sunsaye’s adventures would include meeting Fatimeh, who would heal him from the sokugomeeting Ligu, who would help him fight Shehu and his men for his son Rikku who was arrested when he was running away from Kantuma, bringing his family together and fighting Ardo and his men and to lead the Dokan Toro people.
Can i get a pdf format of this book burning grass via email of whatsapp kindly. Back to his vurning, Sunsaye was able to gather the broken remnants of his family and also restore his chieftancy.
Through him, we learn about the life and values of the Fulani herdsmen:. I do recollect that at time I lked Burning Grass so much and admired Ekwensii Sunsaye and wished that he would be well in burnihg end. In the course of his journey, Mai Sunsaye opened a window for readers to view the nomadic life of the Fulani.
Lovely review, I especially like the quote you’ve selected about sokugo’s enchanting magic. The major figures are Fulani–the most successful herdsmen of West Africa–all spurred by diverse motives across a well-evoked natural landscape. Preview — Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi.
As their families are scattered beneath different piece of sky in their moving lives, it is little surprise that Mai Sunsaye walks into the embrace of his first son Jalla who has now grown rich with a thousand cattle in the town of New Chanka. Jul 17, Nathaniel rated it liked it Shelves: As soon as Sunsaye reaches one sought-after person, he departs in search of another.
Nana Fredua-Agyeman 20 April at Cypian 6 March at WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. One of my favourite books of all time. Advanced Search Find a Library. He wrote for children under the name C.
Cyprian Ekwensi: Burning Grass
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Some features of WorldCat will not be available. If a man suffering from Sokugo refuses to continue his wandering he falls seriously ill.
Events take place at a fast pace and though the reader could make some predictions, because things fitted in so perfectly, it was still a pleasure to read them. She wore only white, traveled with a lion, owned a herd of cattle and journeyed only in the evenings. He is the leader of his village Dokan Toro and although he is widely respected by the villagers, he is engaged in a power struggle with Chief Ardo who wants to be the chief of the settlement.
It does elicit a lot of empathy for the Fulani Herdsmen. Enefaa on November 25, at 9: This article about a Nigerian novel is a stub. Retrieved from ” https: The E-mail message field is required.
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