In this groundbreaking novella, Cyprian Ekwensi narrates the spectacular adventures of a nomadic family whose lives are turned upside down when their great leader is cursed by his rival to the throne.
When Chief Mai Sunsaye smells the smoke of burning grass, he knows it is time to go. Such is the nomadic life of the Fulani. Yet when Mai Sunsaye’s rival, Ardo, curses him with wanderer’s disease, it provokes in him a new-found sense of adventure, one which takes him further than he ever could have imagined...
Full of love, magic, and fateful happenings, Burning Grass is an unforgettable tale that has captured the imagination of children and adults alike.’A joy to read; his glorious imagination captured ours.’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ‘One of the most prolific African writers of the twentieth century.’ Charles R. Larson ‘Magical occurrences, mysterious and seductive women, acts of phenomenal heroism, and swift-paced adventure.’ Margaret Laurence
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