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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Cyprian Ekwensi: Burning Grass
To view it, click here. Posted by Enefaa Jan 10, Literature 2. This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Vurning me of new posts by email. This was one of the books of my childhood. The plot from then on follows Sunsaye on his wanderings through several villages, characters and his eventual cure from Sokugo,reuniting with his family and eventual return to Dokan Toro. Burning Grass Mai Sunsaye and his sons made me understand a little bit about the lives of the fulani herdsmen.
Nana Fredua-Agyeman 22 February at Herdsmen continue to display apathy towards these government driven educational projects. English View all editions and formats. Budning Sunsaye, the chief of Dokan Toro, and also a high priest of the wandering Fulanis rescues a slave girl Fatimeh from her master Shehu. Paperbackpages. Articles to be expanded from Gfass All articles to be expanded Articles lacking sources from February All articles lacking sources All stub articles.
He is a doctor to the people, a specialist in making charms and amulets and also has the ability to tell the people their fortunes.
Enefaa Ekwensk is based in Port Harcourt and likes to play with his camera and notepad in his spare time.
Mai Sunsaye, through this affliction, visited his sons, supervised the marriage of Jalla and witnessed his flight from manliness. Two novellas for children appeared bj ; bothThe Drummer Boy and The Passport of Mallam Ilia were exercises in blending traditional themes with bunring romanticism. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Probably your typical native doctor back in the day.
As far as I can tell,there is no electronic version of this book available.
Burning grass; a story of the Fulani of Northern Nigeria.
Books by Cyprian Ekwensi. It is the only book I’ve read about the ways of the nomadic Fulani and their interesting customs, beliefs and prejudices alone make this a worthwhile read. For all the years he has lived with his most cherished identity as a Fulani, Mai Sunsaye can tell from nature when it is was time to move Gras or North.
Jerome 23 February at I Was quite impressed with the representation of Fulani culture. Sep 05, Amadak Ubeng rated it it was burnibg. She quickly cures him of the wandering disease.
It does elicit a lot of empathy for the Fulani Herdsmen.
She hawks the sour milk. Under the sway of this wanderlust -inspiring spell, Mai Sunsaye is launched into several adventures, in the course of which he crosses path with Jalla, his oldest son, and other characters, including Baba, an old man he meets in the deserted village of Old Chanka which was evacuated by the British authorities, and its inhabitants relocated to New Chanka, due to an outbreak of the tse-tse flythe vector of the sleeping sicknessand a herds-woman known as Ligu, “the champion cattle-herder”.
Heinemann captured the market with the AWS and because they have the widest distribution network they were able to publish more authors. Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. If a man suffering from Sokugo refuses to continue his wandering he falls seriously ill.
This tendency ekkwensi well illustrated by People of the Cityin which Ekwensi gave a vibrant portrait of life in a West African city. Through lonely hills, rivulets and rocks, the herdsmen will thrive.
Jul 09, Bello Ahmadu rated it it was ok. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Written inthe author Cyprian Ekwensi rkwensi me again. Although convinced that his pursuit is only after Fatimeh, Mai Sunsaye strolls after winged birds.
Burning Grass – Fiction & Development
You may send this item to up to five recipients. Amy 6 March at You whom I brought up with the cattle in your veins? Korie on November 24, at Alas she was Fatimeh! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The name field is required. English View all editions and formats Summary: