Sundiata

Manding Bory/Manding Boukari Character Analysis

Sundiata's brother, son of Namandjé and Maghan Kon Fatta. Manding Bory and Sundiata are extremely close and Manding Bory is instrumental in Sundiata's triumph. He's described at times as "artless" and as being uncomfortable with the attention paid to him at kings' courts. As an infant, soothsayers saw that Manding Bory was destined to be the right-hand man of a great king, and he grows up to be Sundiata's viceroy.

Manding Bory/Manding Boukari Quotes in Sundiata

The Sundiata quotes below are all either spoken by Manding Bory/Manding Boukari or refer to Manding Bory/Manding Boukari. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Pearson Longman edition of Sundiata published in 2006.
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They were showered with so many attentions that Manding Bory was embarrassed by them, but Sundiata found it quite natural to be treated like this. Modesty is the portion of the average man, but superior men are ignorant of humility.

Page Number: 34
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Manding Bory/Manding Boukari Character Timeline in Sundiata

The timeline below shows where the character Manding Bory/Manding Boukari appears in Sundiata. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Childhood
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...third wife, Namandjé, who soon gives birth to a boy. Soothsayers say that the boy, Manding Boukari (Manding Bory) , will be the right hand man of a powerful king. (full context)
The Lion's Awakening
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...to Niani's court. Among them are Fran Kamara from Tabon and Kamandjan from Sibi, and Manding Bory joins in the boys' games. Balla Fasséké instructs Mari Djata on proper conduct whenever possible.... (full context)
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...of ten, Mari Djata is known by the name Sundiata. He already possesses commanding authority. Manding Bory is his best friend, along with Fran Kamara and Kamandjan. Dankaran Touman, on the other... (full context)
Exile
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...to Sundiata that they leave Niani, as she knows that Sassouma will try to harm Manding Bory and Djamarou (who possess no aptitude for protective witchcraft) now that she knows she can't... (full context)
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...with rage, but Sogolon counsels Sundiata that it's part of a "higher order." Sundiata and Manding Bory confront Dankaran Touman. Manding Bory addresses his king brother and announces that they're leaving Mali.... (full context)
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Sogolon, Sundiata, Manding Bory , and their sisters find refuge first in Djeba with Mansa Konkon. One night, the... (full context)
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Sundiata teases Manding Bory about liking Mansa Konkon's daughter, and the two swap proverbs. The narrator says that when... (full context)
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Sogolon, Sundiata, Manding Bory , and their sisters head for Tabon, where Sundiata's friend Fran Kamara lives. The king... (full context)
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...the long journey to Ghana as comfortable for Sogolon as possible. They tell Sundiata and Manding Bory stories about the past. They also tell them about Soumaoro Kanté of Sosso, where Balla... (full context)
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...Wagadou, Sogolon is treated like a queen. The children receive clothes in Wagadou fashion and Manding Bory and Sundiata especially are showered with attention. Manding Bory is embarrassed, but Sundiata acts as... (full context)
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...She continues that the king is currently on a campaign against mountain tribes. Sundiata and Manding Bory keep busy hunting with their new friends, who are the sons of vassal kings. (full context)
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...them formally to his court. Moussa Tounkara is a great warrior and takes Sundiata and Manding Bory on their first campaign. Sundiata performs magnificently for only being 15. The king's sofas (soldiers)... (full context)
The Baobab Leaves
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...and that Fakoli is putting up a good fight against him. Sogolon is still sick, Manding Bory is a lively 15-year-old, and Kolonkan is of marriageable age and takes care of cooking... (full context)
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Manding Bory and Sundiata return from a hunt and Sogolon shows them the condiments from the market.... (full context)
The Return
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...enough to face Soumaoro. Moussa Tounkara grants Sundiata half of his army, and Sundiata and Manding Bory leave Mema dressed in traditional Muslim garb. They head for Wagadou, where the king grants... (full context)
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...effect. Sundiata furiously charges Soumaoro with a spear, but as he gets close, Soumaoro disappears. Manding Bory points to Soumaoro, now sitting far up on a hill. Sundiata stops to watch his... (full context)
Krina
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...Soumaoro is moving his sofas onto the plain. Sundiata orders his troops to move out. Manding Bory and Nana Triban enter Sundiata's tent and ask if Sundiata has "the bow" ready. The... (full context)
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...his men towards Soumaoro, and his forces quickly break through the center of Soumaoro's army. Manding Bory gallops to Sundiata to tell him that Soumaoro himself is attacking Fakoli, and Fakoli's men... (full context)
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...its gates to Sundiata. Noumounkeba tries to fight, but is taken alive by Sundiata and Manding Bory . Balla Fasséké leads Sundiata into Soumaoro's tower. Soumaoro's magic chamber is different now that... (full context)
The Empire
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Sundiata and his army travel through several cities, and Sundiata hunts on the mountain with Manding Bory and Kamandjan. They travel to Do, where Sundiata sacrifices a white cock at the site... (full context)
Niani
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Sundiata left Manding Bory at Bagadou-Djeliba as a viceroy. After Niani was rebuilt, Manding Bory went south with the... (full context)