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Title: Beyond Mali — an enthralling novel based on the life of Abubakari the Second
Post by: phoninkes on September 01, 2006, 12:28:14 PM
Beyond Mali
by Rafael Scott

“I will tell you a story of two oceans. One lies towards the
lands of Nubia, the other where the sun falls from the sky: the
known and the unknown. Within their waters raged the blood
of two brothers.”

—Djeliba Mamadou Kouyaté

The year is 1307. The Great Mansa of Mali has unexpectedly
died, and the vast empire wavers with instability. It is
Abubakari II who inherits the rule of Mali from his beloved
father. As his Mandingo warriors storm the citadel of Djenné,
the last obstacle in the Keita clan’s complete rule of the region,
Abubakari reveals his childhood ambition of exploring the
“Great Sea of Darkness” to the west. Viewed as madness by
some, his dream severs the unity of the empire and sends the
young ruler clashing with his least expected adversary…his brother.

Based on a true story.

Available through,, and other fine bookstores

ISBN: 1413785832