African Epic

The African Epic Series publishes full-length epics and anthologies of oral performance from the rich traditions in all parts of Africa. The series showcases African epic texts for a variety of readers, from students and scholars to those interested in authentic, linear translations of the world's great epics. Scholarly editions include an English translation, the original language transcription, and extensive commentary on the origins of the epic and its performance. Shorter editions for general readers are also included in the series. The African Epic series brings knowledge of the epic in Africa to readers around the world who wish to explore the vibrant oral performance traditions of a vast continent.Inquiries may be addressed to Dee Mortensen, Editorial Director,

Thomas Hale and John William Johnson, editors

The Epic of Askia Mohammed

Edited and translated by Thomas A. Hale

Paperback  $14.00  $8.40 

The Epic of Kelefaa Saane

Sirifo Camara, Edited and translated by Sana Camara

ebook  $29.70 

The Epic of Son-Jara

A West African Tradition

Notes, Translation, and New Introduction by John William Johnson, Text by Fa-Digi Sisòkò

Paperback  $18.00  $10.80 

Oral Epics from Africa

Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent

Edited by John William Johnson, Thomas A. Hale, and Stephen Belcher

Paperback  $24.95  $14.97 


The Mande Epic
Performance by Jeli fa-Digi Sisòkò

John William Johnson

cloth  $49.95  $29.97 
CD-Audio  $34.95