[Mansa-l] A sample of the late Massa Makan Diabaté's humor in English

Riley, Charles charles.riley at yale.edu
Wed Mar 6 15:54:08 CST 2013


A shorter, permanent link to the chapter Cherif referred to can be found here:
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.act2080.0050.417

Cheers,
Charles Riley


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I am very interested in this chapter, as I collected a text of the Epic of Sunjata from Massa Makan Diabaté years ago. I did not know that he had died. Please fill me in on the details of his death.

Thank you so much for this.
John Johnson
(Indiana University)


Quoting Cherif Keita <ckeita at carleton.edu>:

> An alum of my Carleton College Mali Off-campus program, Mr. Shane 
> Auerbach(Ph.D student in Economics, UW-Madison), has translated Le 
> Lieutenant de Kouta. Here is the first chapter:
> http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=mqr;c=mqr;c=mqrarchiv
> e;idno=act2080.0050.417;rgn=main;view=text;xc=1;g=mqrg
>
> Great sample of what he called "l'humour de Kita". I hope you will 
> enjoy it, Chérif Keita _______________________________________________
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