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Two nicknames for Africa and their exact positions
Cradle of Civilization- Egypt
Birth Place of Humanity- Etheopia
Where most slaves came from
West
Size of Africa
Second largest continent in the world
Author of Roots
Alex Haley
Orgin of language and type
Africa; heiroglyphics
Theifs of language
Greece and Romans
Arature
Another name for spoken not written literature
Griot
People who remembered literature (historians, advisors, teachers, etc.)
Method used for arature
Call and response
Reason for worlds thoughts that Africa had no epic
Because it was spoken not written
Year and founder of Lucy
1974 Don Johanson
Name of oldest hominid
Lucy
Epic
Long narrative poem about a hero
Scribies
Most educated people in country who wrote things down for the king
Title of African epic
The lion king
5 characteristics of an epic
Hero of noble or supernatural power

Hero must overcome some childhood problem

Fate of whole nation at stake

Intense action(good vs. evil)

Divine intervention(helped by supernatural power)
Totem
Good luck (spirit, symbol, etc)
Tana
Bad luck (spirit, symbol, etc)
5 characterisitcs of African Epic
Born of noble and supernatural birth

Cant speak or walk

Somanguru invades Mali

Confronts king, Somanguru's death, war

Spur of rooster