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"Niane recorded the griot's performance and then transformed it into a form that would be familiar to Western readers." - (p. 443) Sundiata, Writing Materials

Niane's version is more condensed. It was what we are accustomed to. Is the first one "dumbed down" for us? Johnson's version is supposed to be closer to the original. And the original is the truth.

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