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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English View all editions and formats Summary: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Mai Sunsaye is a leader of his people and a medicine man, a man who knows how to treat people.

To ask other readers questions about Burning Grassplease sign up. Mai Sunsaye paid for Fatimeh with his cattle and ordered man to leave. For all 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.

Burning Grass – Fiction & Development

Ibrahim rated it it was amazing Aug 16, This picture of grazing Cattle was taken in the Mambilla-Plateau area of Nigeria. This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. Can i get a pdf format of this book burning grass via email of whatsapp kindly.


Published July 18th by Heinemann Educational Books first published Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mai Sunsaye rescues bj slave-girl, Fatimeh from the servant of a rough man known as Shehu. It does elicit a lot of empathy for the Fulani Herdsmen.

Pieces of Development All things international development from a young african’s perspective. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Jan 30, Samaila Adelaiye rated it really liked it. Anyone who reads African Literature ekwwnsi works by famous African authors should not make my mistake and compare the two, for when you do that-you might just pick Achebe and fail to encounter the well woven dialogues by Cyprian. Hodio, Rikku’s brother, and Mai Sunsaye’s second son, however, runs burjing with Fatimeh, leaving Rikku love-sick.

More painful for him is the news that Hodio quite the Nomadic life and settled into sugar making. Events take place at a fast pace and though the reader could make some predictions, because things fitted in so perfectly, it was still a pleasure to read them.

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

Burning Grass

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 “.

No trivia or quizzes burninh. This article about a s novel is a stub. His sons, Hodio and Rikku both develop a liking for the girl, but the former runs away with her leaving Rikku inconsolable. Home About Help Search.

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

Newer Post Older Post Home. The greatest mistake I made as a reader is to pick Cyprian’s book after reading Chinua Achebe. The Neighborhood the Story within the Story. The story revolves around a series of adventures involving the Fulani Sunsaye family, particularly, Mai Sunsaye, head of the household and chief of Dokan Toro.


At the urge of the sukugo spell which yb was still under, his burniny sickness finally leads him to the Legendary Wild Woman. The enjoyment of the book is the narration. Initially, Mai Sunsaye set out after the bird, then the search turned into a search for his son, Jalla, and when Jalla was found it turned into cypfian search for Fatimeh so that his son Rikku, who had suffered emotionally and physically by the elopement, would be well again.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman 20 April at Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Jul 09, Bello Ahmadu rated it it was ok. Sitting beside his quiver full of arrows, he smelt the smoke fumes in the air and he knew it was cuprian the burning grass: Next Post Next Lesia Daria: Ekwens Francis rated it did not like it Jun 10, The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format.

This is an author I long to read eventually, but his works have proven more difficult for me to track down.