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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Burning grass; a story of the Fulani of Northern Nigeria. (Book, ) []

We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Your email address will not be published. Back to his senses, Sunsaye was able to gather the broken remnants of his family and also restore his chieftancy. Loneliness was their drink, they are nomads; wandering cattlemen and women.

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

Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. He fought well for his family Trivia About Burning Grass.

But the woman found her way out and was now living an itinerant life. Evans Ibhami rated it really cyprixn it Sep 20, Universal Cosmic Consciousness All experiences are the journey.


Reading Pleasure 22 February at The major figures are Fulani–the most successful herdsmen of West Africa–all spurred by diverse motives across a well-evoked natural landscape.

Daniel Esser A blog on the politics of international development. When the grass is burnt on the plains of northern Ekweni, the Fulani cattlemen move to the Niger, and Mai Sunsaye is afflicted with “wandering sickness.

Naa Takia rated it really liked it. Unsourced material ekwensu be challenged and removed.

Cyprian Ekwensi: Burning Grass

Though language burnlng 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. Anyone who reads African Literature or 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.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The greatest mistake I made as a reader is to pick Cyprian’s book after reading Chinua Achebe. Enefaa Enefaa Thomas is based in Port Harcourt and likes to play with his camera and notepad in his spare time. She ewensi only white, traveled with a lion, owned a herd of cattle and journeyed only in the evenings.

Burning Grass by Cyprian Ekwensi

English View all editions and formats Summary: Can you understand that? This was one of the books of my childhood.


The book tells us how Fulani tribe has been rearing their cattle long time ago before money bags took over the business from the poor folks. 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.

May 28, Julie Pederson rated it it was ok. More painful for him is the news that Hodio quite the Nomadic life and settled into sugar making. A Fulani girl a slave of the fearful man Shehu was being chased by a man with whips. 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: Hodio, Rikku’s brother, and Mai Sunsaye’s second son, however, runs away with Fatimeh, leaving Rikku love-sick.

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Bukola Okogbe rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Fiction Additional Physical Format: This article does not cite any sources. Remember me on this computer.