This week’s episode provides us with a working definition of the African epic, as stated by Isadore Okpewho. I use this as a point of departure for our discussion of Sundiata (Sunjata). This week’s disscussion of Sundiata focuses on some of the social customs that may be extrapolated from the text to describe Old Mali’s rules of engagement. I also discuss the role of prophesy and the supernatural. More on Sundiata next week.