GENERAL HISTORICAL TRADITIONS OF THE MANDEN

This listing of texts offers narratives dealing with the world of Mali in the times before or after Sunjata (mostly after). The lines may be somewhat blurred at times between Bamana and Maninka, and certainly between the historical periods involved. The narratives involve migrations and genealogies; there are also a few purely heroic stories that might equally well be classed elsewhere.

Anonymous Conquêtes d'el-Hajj Oumar

Tradition historique peule, n.p.

Bamana

bilingual

pre-1974
Der Held Gossi

Frobenius, Atlantis vi pp. 115-128



German
pre-1910
Samba Kullung

Monteil 1966 pp. 380-385

Bamana

Bilingual

pre-1905
Almami Bah Silamaka Faro Dikko

Ousmane Ba 1988, pp. 200-231

Bamana

Bil. B-G

summer 1983
Tayiru Bambera Le riche et le pauvre

Thoyer-Rozat 1981

Bamana

bilingual

1971
Fode Berete La geste de Nankomanjan

Camara and Jansen, pp. 32-54.

Bamana

Bilingual

July 1993
Modibo Bugunte Hamadi

Conrad 1981, pp. 821-827

BamanaEnglish 10 Aug. 1975
* Seydou Camara Fajigi

Conrad 1981, pp. 730-765

Bamana

English

Sept. 1975
* see also under hunters
Sine Coulibaly La fondation de Naréna

Camara and Jansen, pp. 109-125.

Bamana

Bilingual

1996
Demba Diabate Légende de Mariheri de Jonkoloni

Meillassoux 1978, pp.373-383.

Bamana

French

1975
Drissa Diabate sur Majuma Mori

Camara and Jansen, pp. 126-129.

Bamana

bilingual

1997
Fanyama Diabate Stories of the Beginning

Conrad 1981, pp. 855-857

Bamana

English

18 Oct. 1975
Fanyama Diabate Surakata

Conrad 1981, pp. 777-

Bamana

English

18 Oct. 1975
Fanyama Diabate Shaykh Umar

Conrad 1981, pp. 837-852

Bamana

English

18 Oct. 1975
Kele Monson Diabate La dispersion des Mandeka

Cisse and Diabate 1970

Bamana 1968?
Mamadi Aissa Diakite Malik Sy and Bondu

Adam 1904 pp. 47-55

Arabic

French

ca. 1900
Ahmadou son of Umar

Delafosse 1913 pp. 87-99

Arabic

French

ca. 1900
el-Hajj Umar

Delafosse 1913 pp. 61-87

Arabic

French

ca. 1900
Légende d'el hajj Oumar

Adam 1904, pp. 70 ff. to end

Arabic ca. 1900
M'Baba Diallo Origine des peuls

Tradition historique peule

Bamana

bilingual

pre-1974
Mbaba Diallo (of Tiguin) La dina du Macina ...

Tradition historique peule

Bamana

bilingual

pre-1974
Fakama Kaloga Surakata

Conrad 1981, pp. 771-776

Bamana

English

17 Sept. 1975
Fakama Kaloga Sheykh Umar

Conrad 1981, pp. 831-836

Bamana

English

11 Oct. 1975
Karamogo Kamara Les griots de Samatiguila

Dérive, 1982.

Dyula

bilingual

March 1975
Sory Fina Kamara Almami Samori

Conrad, forthcoming

Bamana

English

1985
Almami Samori

Conrad, forthcoming

Bamana

English

1994
Nantene Je Kamissoko Surakata

Conrad 1981, pp. 795-797

Bamana

English

21 July 1975
Wa Kamissoko Fila Kali Sidibe

Tradition historique peule

Bamana

Bilingual

pre-1974
Les peuls du Manding

Kamissoko and Cisse 1991, 153-200 ff.

Bamana

Bilingual

1975
Nan Koman Jan et les guerres de succession

Kamissoko and Cisse 1991, pp. 201-206

Bamana

Bilingual

1975
Niani Mansa Kamara

Cisse and Kamissoko 1991, pp. 65-83

Bamana

Bilingual

1975
El Haji Seyan Keita Bankumana et Naréna

Camara and Jansen, pp. 62-71

Bamana

Bilingual

1996
Namamudu Keita Le conflit avec Nyagasola

Camara and Jansen, pp. 72-85.

Bamana

bilingual

1997
Drissa Kone La geste de Nankoman

Camara and Jansen pp. 86-97

Bamana

Bilingual

1996
Sagone Kone The Kone Griots

Conrad 1981, p. 829

Bamana

English

17 Aug. 1975
Mamary Kouyate The Origin of Blacksmiths

Conrad 1981, pp. 728-729

Bamana

English

10 Aug. 1975
Jeli Mamary Kouyate Surakata

Conrad 1981, pp. 782-794

Bamana

English

August, 1975
Mamary Kouyate Fajigi

Conrad 1981, pp. 766-770

Bamana

English

9 Aug. 1975
Mamary Kouyate Sosan (of Kaarta)

Conrad 1981, pp. 578-648

Bamana

English

21 Aug. 1975
Lassana Kouyate Sumanguru and Blacksmiths

Conrad 1981, pp. 720

Bamana

English

9 Aug. 1975
Sallah Kouyate Nyamakala Ancestors

Conrad 1981, pp. 814-820

Bamana

English

8 Sept. 1975
Amadu Kuyate Les Sabashi-Jakite du Ganan (Wassulu)

Amselle et al. 1979 pp. 390-431

Bamana

bilingual

Dec. 1968
Amady N'diaye Al-Hajj Umar and Faidherbe

Conrad 1981, pp. 853-854

Bamana

English

14 Feb. 1976
Namori Sidibe L'exil de Nankoman

Camara and Jansen pp. 98-108

Bamana

Bilingual

1996
Jeli Manga Sissoko Sumanguru and Blacksmiths

Conrad 1981, pp. 718-719

Bamana

English

13 Aug. 1975
Jeli Manga Sissoko The Kusatage

Conrad 1981, p. 830.

Bamana

English

13 Aug. 1975
The Gaulow

Conrad 1981, p. 828

Bamana

English

20 Aug. 1975
Nyamakala Ancestors

Conrad 1981, pp. 805-810

Bamana

English

10 July 1975
Fadian Soumanou Surakata and Fosana

Conrad 1981, pp. 798-804

Bamana

English

5 Nov. 1975
Satigi Soumarouo Blacksmiths in Ancient Mali

Conrad 1981, pp. 721-727

Bamana

English

2 Sept. 1975
Nyamakala Ancestors

Conrad 1981, pp. 811-813

Bamana

English

2 Sept. 1975
Dominique Traore Makanta Djigui

Traore 1947



French
? 1947




REFERENCES

M.G. Adam. Légendes historiques du pays de Nioro (Sahel). Paris. Augustin Challamel, 1904.

Jean-Loup Amselle, Zumana Dunbya, Amadu Kuyate and Mohame Tabure. "Littérature orale et idéologie: La geste des Jakite Sabashi du Ganan." Cahiers d'Études africaines 19 (1979), pp. 381-433.

Robert Arnaud. La singulière légendes des soninkés: traditions orales sur le royaume de Koumbi. In L'Islam et la politique musulmane en Afrique occidentale française. Paris, Comité de l'Afrique française, 1912.

Seydou Camara and Jan Jansen, eds. La geste de Nankoman: Textes sur la fondation de Naréna (Mali). Leiden: Center for Non-Western Studies, 1999.

Diango Cisse and Massa Makan Diabaté. 1970. La dispersion des Mandeka. Bamako, Editions populaires.

David C. Conrad. The Role of Oral Artists in the History of Mali. Dissertation, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981. 2 volumes.

Maurice Delafosse. Traditions historiques et légendaires du Soudan Occidental. Publication du Comité de l'Afrique française. Paris. 1913.

Leo Frobenius, Spielmannsgeschichten der Sahel. Atlantis VI. Iena, Eugen Diederichs, 1921. Reprint Martin Sändig.

Cheikh Moussa Kamara. "Histoire du Bondou." ed. Moustapha Ndiaye. Bulletin de l'IFAN 37 ser. b (1975), pp. 784-816.

Wa Kamissoko. Les Peuls du Manding. Niamey. CElHTO. n.d.

Wa Kamissoko and Youssouf Tata Cisse. 1988. La grande geste du Mali. Paris, Karthala/Arsan.

-----. 1991. Soundjata, la gloire du Mali. Paris, Karthala/Arsan.

Claude Meillassoux and Abdoulaye Sylla. "L'interpretation légendaire de l'histoire du Jonkoloni (Mali)" in A. Triulzi, ed. Fonti Orali. Milan, Franco Angeli. 1978. 347-392.

Meillassoux, Claude. 1972. "Les origines de Gumbu (Mali)." Bulletin de l'IFAN. ser. B. 34.2. 268-298.

Charles Monteil. Les Bambara de Segou et du Kaarta. Paris, Maisonneuve et Larose. 1977. First printed 1924. Notes by Jean Bazin.

Charles Monteil. Contes Soudanais. Paris, Ernest Leroux. 1905. Kraus Reprint 1977.

Tradition Historique Peul. Niamey (?), CELHTO 1974. (ed. Youssouf Tata Cisse?)

Dominique Traore. "Makanta Jigi, fondateur de la magie soudanaise." Notes Africaines 35 (July 1947), pp. 23-25.

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