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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Wonderful Cinema Short reviews on high quality films. Being a Yoruba girl born and bred in Southern Nigeria, this burningg gave me an hint of a culture that I admire, albeit in an historic form. Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi. Media Diversified Foregrounding voices of colour. To view it, click here. She wore only white, traveled with a lion, owned a herd of cattle and journeyed only in the eowensi. Mar 22, Nana Fredua-Agyeman rated it it was ok Shelves: Email required Address never made public.

Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi

He fought well for his family At the close of the novel, most of the family is reunited once more in Dokan Toro, and Mai Sunsaye ekwehsi dies.


Mai Sunsaye rescues a slave-girl, Fatimeh from the servant of a rough man known as Shehu. Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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

The name field is required. Help Improve the Blog with a Comment. Jagua Nana has been touted as Ekwensi’s best. The story helps one to understand the incessant conflicts between the nomadic herdsmen and the town dwellers currently on the rise. Safi’s Corner graes it liked it Sep 16, Days are, when they move to escape the tax collectors.

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Well worth reading again. The reader can find himself eowensi herself hoping that nothing untoward happen to the old man Mai Sunsaye who was oblivious of the cause of his zeal to travel or leave home. Akowuah Francis rated it did not like it Jun 10, The story lacked a realistic time frame and characters popped in and out of Having lived in Jos for 9 years, the opening paragraph captivated me: Mai Sunsaye is a leader of his people and a medicine man, a man who knows how to treat people.

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This enthralling story set in Northern Nigeria not only gives insight into understanding this ethnic minority group holding the largest pastoral nomadics in the world. Burning Grass Mai Sunsaye and his sons made burnin understand a ekwdnsi bit about the lives of the fulani herdsmen. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Please verify that you are not a robot.


Mai Sunsaye is a leader of his people and a medicine man, a man who knows how to treat people.

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. I enjoy reading this novel over and over again. AshaDii Mahusiano Mapenzi Urafiki. Yrass rated it really liked it Nov 01, cyyprian Korie on November 24, at He later lived in Onitsha in the Eastern area. Write a review Rate this item: Osei Danquah rated it really liked it Mar 09, Leave a reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Reading this book, I could hear the footsteps of Fulani boy taking that trek that will prove him a bburning. Ekwensi began his writing career as a pamphleteer, and this perhaps explains the episodic nature of his novels. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Ito ang Kuwento ko This is my Story Share your story.