Highly recommended, clearly written and comprehensive.
Describes the griots’ skills in using history, metaphor, religion, proverbs, and praise to mend a community that had been torn apart by war.
Barbara Hoffman (2001)
There are more specific guides such as Gambia and Senegal also available.
A general guide and although we think it concentrates on life in the north, rather than all of Senegal, it gives some useful insights.
A detailed study of the griot tradition across West Africa.
A lovely story book and CD combination
A classic book by Mungo Park, the young Scottish explorer in 1795, surprisingly readable.
Very detailed and comprehensive; a rather academic but essential reading for the serious student.
An insight into the Jali world