Somono Bala of the Upper Niger
David Conrad. Song and Narrative by Laminigbé Bayo. English translation by Sekou Camara and David C. Conrad. Maninka text by Sekou Camara
The Somono are an ethnic group specialized in fishing on the river Niger. Somono Bala is an epic story. This is the first ever translation of this narritive from the Maninka language into English.