Todays blog will be about the griots. The griots are the people who told stories to the people of West Africa. They told stories about everythingin West Africa, especially their emperor and how West Africa came about. In some of the griot's stories they would exagerate to try to make the sory come alive. One of the stories the griots probably told was "Sundita, the Lion king". "Sundita, the Lion king", is about an emperor who was kind, but when there would be danger, he would be as mean as a lion. That is a form of exaggeration, because they are comparing Sundita to a lion.

                The griots were a very important to West Africa, because they would entertain who ever it was they might be telling stories to. The emperor's would probably love to hear the stories told by the griots, because everyone could use a little story once in a while. The griots were also big in West Africa, because they gave people a chance to talk to them, The griots also probaly got paied as well. 

               This is what my Core techer has taught us about the griots. We are currently learning West Africa in our history books. I hope that you have learned a little bit more about the griots, because they played a secial part in West African history.

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