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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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Although convinced that his pursuit is only after Fatimeh, Mai Sunsaye strolls after winged birds.

Email required Address never made public. It was with a great sense of reminiscence and nostalgia that I reread it recently.

NigeriaNovellaRating: Notify me of new posts by email. Written inthe author Cyprian Ekwensi impressed me again. Paperback grass, pages. Through him, we learn about the life and values of the Fulani herdsmen:.

Burning grass; a story of the Fulani of Northern Nigeria.

I Was quite impressed with the representation of Fulani culture. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. In this book, people and places were so alive. Retrieved from ” https: Philip Peprah rated it really liked it Apr 23, Mai Sunsaye, the chief of Dokan Toro, and also a high priest of the wandering Fulanis rescues a slave girl Fatimeh grasw her master Shehu. I read Burning Grass a long time ago, I think as a literature book in secondary school and your great review has evoked the sotryline which had been hazy.


As their families are scattered beneath different piece of sky in their moving lives, it gras little surprise that Mai Sunsaye walks into the embrace of his first son Jalla who has now cypriian rich with a thousand cattle in the town of New Chanka.

Come read, find out. Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi. His sons, Hodio and Rikku both develop a liking for the girl, but the former runs away with her leaving Rikku inconsolable.

Days are, when they move to escape the tax collectors.

Sokugo Magic causes men to wander off deserting their families and leaving their previous lives behind. But the woman found her way out and was now living an itinerant life.

Tumi arrivera-t-il a Johannesburg? Sunsaye, father of three and “To the Fulani herdsman who has spent most of his time on the move, home was a cluster of huts anywhere from which no more movement was contemplated. He fought well for his family Mai Sunsaye vows to do anything possible to make Rikku feel better.

The book tells us how Fulani tribe has been rearing their cattle long time ago before money bags took over the business from the poor folks. Your rating has been recorded.

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Nana Fredua-Agyeman 22 February at He wrote for children under the name C. As soon as Sunsaye trass one sought-after person, he departs in search of another.


However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. When the grass is burnt on the plains of northern Nigeria, the Fulani cattlemen move to the Niger, and Mai Sunsaye is afflicted with “wandering sickness. This is the third novel in our series on works by Cyprian Ekwensi. Thus, Fatimeh became free. Men suffering from Sokugo are also unable to settle in a place for a few days.

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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.

Help Improve the Blog with a Comment. Universal Cosmic Consciousness All experiences are the journey. This enthralling story set in Northern Nigeria not vurning gives insight into understanding this ethnic minority group holding the largest pastoral nomadics in the world.