Musa I (c. —c. ) or Mansa Musa was the tenth Mansa, which translates to “sultan”, thus Kankou Musa reads “Musa whose mother was Kankou”. Other alternatives are Mali-koy Kankan Musa, Gonga Musa, and the Lion of Mali. Mansa musa the lion of mali. 1. African Empires and Settlements 3-‘T-ll Ghana ‘5 7 1’5 Mali ‘: 7i: l Songhai empire begins. empire begins. When an evening celebration in his village is disrupted by the cries of slave raiders, young Kankan Musa runs to find his spear, but in a moment he is taken.

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Musa not only gave to the cities he passed on the way to Meccaincluding Cairo and Medinabut also traded gold for souvenirs. I would honestly say I wanted to know more of the real character but there is not much lkon of the ancient history about him. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

BookPage review by Arlene McKanic. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In telling the tale mnasa how Mansa Musa ascended the throne of his grandfather, Sundiata, Khephra Burns moves fluidly between desert villages and great walled cities. Account Options Sign in. Musa Keita was referred to and is most commonly found as Mansa Musa in Western manuscripts and literature.

Mansa Musa: The Lion of MaliBy Khephra – Chicago Tribune

Evocative, finely wrought gouache paintings by the Dillons Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears provide excellent accompaniment to this colorful introduction to the history of Mali. To rectify the gold market, on his way back from Mecca, Musa borrowed all the gold he could carry from money-lenders in Cairo at high interest.


When an evening celebration in his village is disrupted by the cries of slave raiders, young Kankan Musa runs to find his spear, but in a moment he is taken. Mar 20, Heather Sprouse rated it really liked it. Though it contains several fascinating episodes, the very lengthy, highly detailed text may be off-putting for the usual picture book audience.

No eBook available Amazon. Preview — Mansa Musa by Khephra Burns. Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon capture the grandeur of Africa’s ancient empires, lands, and people in stunning paintings as this richly imagined tale of the boyhood mmusa Mansa Musa, one of Mali’s most celebrated kings, carries us across the continent on a triumphant journey of self-discovery.

Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali

It’s a brilliant touch to compare Shakespeare’s whining contemporary Robert Greene to “an ilon pop star moaning about a younger one. Retrieved 27 June Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Coming of age story. A bit too long for my 8-year-old to get through in one sitting.

This picture book tells an imagined tale of the boyhood of Mansa Musa, one of Mali’s most celebrates kings. Kankan has discovered that he is a descendent of the legendary king Sundiata and is destined to rule his people as Mansa Musa. A Children’s book about Mali and it was wonderful!

Sep 20, Alicia Thompson rated it really liked it Shelves: When compared to the reigns of his successors, son Mansa Maghan recorded rule from to and older brother Mansa Suleyman recorded rule from toand Musa’s recorded 25 years of rule, the calculated date of death is He hangs out at nansa zoo in Central Park and scavenges for National Geographic magazines.


The subject of the beautifully written and illustrated Mansa Musa is a few years in the life of Kankan Musa, one of the greatest kings, or mansas, of 14th century Mali the African kingdom that used to be “four months’ travel long and four months’ wide,” and that, according to legend, sent explorers to the New World years before Columbus.

Musa’s son and successor, Mansa Magha Keita, was also appointed deputy during Musa’s pilgrimage.

Mansa Musa: The Lion of MaliBy Khephra…

The Kamabolon Ceremony in Kangaba Mali “. The book ends with Mansa Musa’s opulent caravan to Mecca noted by Western medieval chroniclersonly after we can see the richness of Mali from an internal perspective. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From the far reaches of the Mediterranean Sea to the Indus Riverthe faithful approached the city of Mecca. Selected pages Title Page.

Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Limited. Spock, journeys to Senegal to bring her daughter, Maggie, to New York for a family wedding.

Robert Ingpen’s illustrations throughout convey the crowded fullness of Elizabethan scenes and the murky complexities of Elizabethan politics, religion and plays.