Sunjata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire
20 April 2018 | 4:58 am
West African storytellers still sing the praises of Sunjata Keita today. Crippled as a child, he overcame his disability to unify the fragmented kingdoms of the region, creating the vast medieval Mali Empire.
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