African Heroes by Naomi Mitchison

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October 18, 2016

KIRKUS REVIEW In the lives of her heroes is the glory and tragedy of Africa: the legendary Sundiata, backward child become triumphant Mali emperor–“”son of the buffalo, protector of the innocent””–and his grandson Mansa Musa of the gold-paved pilgrimage; Mai Idris Alooma of Bornu, faithful Moslem; “”The Greatest Mani of Kongo,”” Christianized King Affonso, seeing Portuguese greed destroy his dream of a beneficent independent state (“”The slave trade had so…

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