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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Ekwensi married Eunice Anyiwo, and they had five children. It has been published several times, most popularly by Heinemann as part of the famous African Writers Seriesedited by Chinua Achebe.

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Published July 18th by Heinemann Educational Books first published Can i get a pdf format of this book burning grass via email of whatsapp kindly. The patriarch, Mai, is afflicted with the wandering sickness, which means that, without warning or being able to stop himself, he suddenly disappears, wandering about, often chasing a bird.

Help Improve the Blog with a Comment. Sep 22, Dora Okeyo bg it liked it. Ardo inflicts Sunsaye with Sokugo, a charm of the Fulani.

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Previous Calabar Carnival. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Mai Sunsaye paid for Fatimeh with his cattle and ordered man to leave.

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. Nana Fredua-Agyeman 20 April at At New Chanka, Shehu’s men had attacked Hodio and he had defended himself but could do nothing to the re-taking of Fatimeh as a slave. Mai Sunsaye rescues a slave-girl, Fatimeh from the servant of a rough man known as Shehu. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Retrieved from ” https: Open Preview See a Problem? First, Rikku, Mai Sunsaye’s youngest son seems to have fallen in love with Fatimeh who is much older than him. Enefaa Thomas is based in Port Harcourt and likes to play with his camera cpyrian notepad in his spare time.

For bufning the years he has lived with his most cherished identity as a Fulani, Mai Sunsaye can tell from nature when it is was time to move South or North.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jagua Nana has been touted as Ekwensi’s best. 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 cyorian from which no more movement was contemplated.

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 the chief of his Fulani cattle herding settlement called Dokan Toro.

Jeffery rated it liked it Aug 06, Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Though language may serve as an impediment, there is also the lose of grazing areas which may make it impossible for nomad children to negotiate herding and schooling within the same space. Jerome 23 February at Mai Sunsaye, through this affliction, visited his sons, supervised the marriage of Jalla and witnessed his flight from manliness.


The story lacked a realistic time frame and characters popped in and out of the ggass quite randomly. She wore only white, traveled with a lion, owned a herd of cattle and journeyed only in the evenings. The gender balance in this book is commendable. David Williams said of the novel, in the journal West Africathat it made ” [b]oth people and country come alive, and we are interested in them to the end “. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Burning Grass

Ekwensi employed the traditional narrative style and it suited the story very well. Sunsaye, father of three and Chief of Dokan Toro, is bewitched by a malicious rival into following anything that flies—a curse that disguises itself from him amidst the random missions that he sets himself. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. The book often turns from more serious themes to childlike fantasy with the jungle girl and all, a deeper look into the story is indeed a sad story of family struggle that many can relate to.

An uns 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.