Baba Wagué Diakité is a well known artist and storyteller from
Mali, West Africa. Before Mali was a country, it was a great empire
whose deeds are still passed down from generation to generation.
Baba will tell the 13th century epic story of the creation of the
Mali Empire from Sogolon the Hunchback Woman--the spirit of the
Buffalo and Maghan the Handsome—the spirit of the Lion. Their
invalid son, the great Sundiata Keita grows up to unite the twelve
kingdoms of Mali and create one of the greatest empires of