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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Burning Grass

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But when love sick Rikku and Fatimeh reunites as Mai Sunsaye had hoped for, things were different as even love can wander away. All the while, his social and family networks are trying to catch up with him because they need the guidance and security that his leadership provides. Return to Book Page. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Cyprian EkwensiAuthor’s Country: Sitting beside his quiver full of arrows, he smelt the smoke fumes in the air and he knew it cypran of the burning grass: Books by Cyprian Grrass.


But I still believe, after reading this book, that the Fulani’s behaviour in Ghana is bad. It does elicit a lot of empathy for the Fulani Herdsmen.

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ekwensk A Fulani girl a slave of the fearful man Shehu was being chased by a man with whips. First, Rikku, Mai Sunsaye’s youngest son seems to have fallen in love with Fatimeh who is much older than him. Ekwensi began his writing career as a pamphleteer, and this perhaps explains the episodic nature of his novels.

Robert rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. The story takes readers on a nomadic experience, family, traditions, and customs that imprints on the mind as if real.

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Wednesday, February 22, Probably your typical native doctor back in the day. Mar 22, Nana Fredua-Agyeman rated it it was ok Shelves: Rikku, the youngest son Mai Sunsaye loved Fatimeh and the girl also showed signs of affection toward him. Universal Cosmic Consciousness All experiences are the journey. Mai Sunsaye vows to do anything possible to make Rikku feel better. Fula African people Nigeria. The greatest mistake I made as a reader is to pick Cyprian’s book after reading Chinua Achebe.


With characters such as Ligu the champion cattle grazer and Fatimeh the legendary wild woman, The Burning Grass became a story, not just of cattle men, but of cattle women too.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Burning Grass – The Modern Novel

This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. During that same period, Mai Sunsaye’s rival to the throne of Dokan Toro, Ardo, casts a spell on Mai Sunsaye by the aid of a talisman bound to the leg of a “grey-breasted” and “red-toed” “Senegal dove”.

This tale, in all of its beautiful simplicity holds your interest, and effortlessly takes you on a journey through the life of Fulani Cattlemen of Northern Nigeria. Write a review Rate this item: Korie on November 24, at cpyrian We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Hodio, Rikku’s brother, and Mai Sunsaye’s second son, however, runs away with Fatimeh, leaving Rikku love-sick. Finding libraries that hold this item