Gassire's Lute: A West African Epic Read ¼ 108

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Gassire's Lute: A West African Epic Read ¼ 108 Í A rousing tale of wars and heroes Gassire s Lute recounts the fall of the city state Wagadu and tells how Gassire warrior son of the ruling family renounces his noble birth to become his people s first bard As an example of the relatively unknown oral literature of Africa this poem is rUltural interest But it can be read and enjoyed simply as a beautiful and exciting story that shows clearly the universality of art and of human experience. Children’s book in poetic form part of the epic of Dausi telling of Gassire who gives up his noble lineage life as a warrior to become a bardgriot

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A rousing tale of wars and heroes Gassire s Lute recounts the fall of the city state Wagadu and tells how Gassire warrior son of the ruling family renounce. Olllld West African tale concerning the still common theme of the obsessive recluse one driven solely by the lust for fame andor achievement and the way society makes special exceptions for and even romanticizes the solitary and singular purpose driven lifestyles and bad habits of people of massive genius The sacrifices of family friendship or community involvement necessary to incubate the voice of say a Pynchon or a Salinger are made literal in this tale of a man for illustrative purposes let's just call him Stannis Baratheon who willingly gives up his noble status the stability of his city state and the lives of seven of his eight children so that he can totally shred the lute like no other dude That lute is the world to this guy and everyone and everything else can literally die for all he cares as long as it feeds the blood beast that is his lute Though his people reject him for his callous self interest and willful brutalization of those around him in the end the message is that he made the right choice that our storytellers and picture painters are powerful leaders fulfilling a sacred duty whose call trumps all nicey nice of mundane day to day Ok so not uite a Stannis but I think I've explained KindaThis gets an extra star for the artwork I hope no small children had to get burned at the stake so it could be made

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Gassire's Lute A West African EpicS his noble birth to become his people s first bard As an example of the relatively unknown oral literature of Africa this poem is rich in historical and c. It is a short read at only 41 pages; regardless it is enticing Although the story's culture is West African I believe it has the ability to transcend cultures It is tragic and confusing at times especially because the main character is willing to sacrifice so much in the name of art and remembranceglory; however it speaks to a very Western mentality of complete dedication to passion in the face of tremendous adversity