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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Alas she was Fatimeh!

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

Thus, Fatimeh became free. This enthralling story set in Northern Nigeria not cyprin gives insight into understanding this ethnic minority group holding the largest pastoral nomadics in the world. Apr 14, Ebenezer Manu added it. This article about a s novel is a stub. She wore only white, traveled with a lion, owned a herd of cattle and journeyed only in the evenings.

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: Having lived in Jos for 9 years, the opening paragraph captivated me: This story portrays the life, struggles, and travails of cattle herdsmen and their aversion towards city life and its sedentariness.


It was with a great sense of reminiscence and nostalgia that I reread it recently. Though language burnign serve as an impediment, there is also the lose of grazing ekwejsi which may burnong it impossible for nomad children to negotiate herding and schooling within the same space. In the time they were apart, Fatimeh had brought forth twins and therefore was now a free-born who is free to marry, but the love Rikku had for her was no more.

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Mai Sunsaye, through this affliction, visited his sons, supervised the marriage of Jalla and witnessed his flight from manliness. Trivia About Burning Grass. The greatest mistake I made as a reader is to pick Cyprian’s book after reading Chinua Ekwenssi.

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Drawn by the bird, and with his household burnt, Mai Sunsaye began a journey that would take him to several places, meeting several people, and participating in several activities. Lives Some Live Stories of people.


Burning Grass

First, Rikku, Mai Sunsaye’s youngest son seems to have fallen in love with Fatimeh who is much older than him. Ibrahim rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Read this book for the first time back in while I was teaching in Nigeria.

Loneliness was their drink, they are nomads; wandering cattlemen and women. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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To view it, click here. Back to his senses, Sunsaye was able to gather the broken remnants cyrian his family and also restore his chieftancy. Preview this item Preview this item. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. No trivia or quizzes yet. View all 4 comments. The enjoyment of the book is the narration.