Patricia McKissack’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Patricia McKissack Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Patricia McKissack, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Patricia McKissack you will find my Ten favourites of Patricia McKissack’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“It was much more than bricks and stone – It was an idea.”
― Patricia McKissack

 “While visiting Mali’s capital, Ibn Battuta was received by the king, who was at that time Mansa Musa’s son. Ibn Battuta was offended by the king’s lack of generosity. The traveler complained that the king was miserly and instead of giving him “robes of honor and money,” he offered Ibn Battuta … three cakes of bread, a piece of beef fried in native oil, and a calabash of sour curds.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

“A convicted thief was sentenced to have his hand cut off. A liar lost his tongue. Repeated offenders were killed. Banishment was also a common sentence. In spite of these severe laws, songs praised Sundiata for his fairness in dealings with the privileged as well as the poor, the strong as well as the weak.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

 “During his reign, which began in 1307 and lasted twenty-five years, he doubled the land area of Mali. Known as the khan of Africa, Musa governed an empire as large as all of Europe, second in size only to the territory at the time ruled by Genghis Khan in Asia.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

 “It was customary for the uncle of the groom to hide a bowl of sheep’s blood in the marriage hut. If the bride was not a virgin, the groom could stain her white body-garment and show it to the wedding party. In this way he saved face and spared his wife’s life.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

 “Slavery was so brutal and devastating, Europeans looked for ways to justify themselves. For a while they used the argument that the Africans were pagans, savages, heathens in need of salvation.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

“Mali means “the hippopotamus,” which is often used in association with Sundiata, as are the lion, the symbol of the Keita clan, and the buffalo of his mother’s clan.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

 “Several lackluster rulers followed Mansa Wali, including Khalifa, another one of Sundiata’s sons, who unfortunately went insane and shot arrows at his subjects.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

“Sumanguru was shaken by Sundiata’s self-confidence, although he was sure his magic would protect him. But Sundiata’s blacksmith was also a well-known wizard.”
― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

“I aine never seen a fox before. So, why should I be scared of you and I don’t even-now know you a real fox for a fact?”
― Patricia C. McKissack, Flossie and the Fox

10 Famous Quotes by Author Patricia McKissack

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Patricia McKissack, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Patricia McKissack.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Patricia McKissack. 

One Final Bonus – Patricia McKissack Quote 

“During his travels in the Malian empire, Ibn Battuta wrote about his observations of the people, their ruler, their customs and beliefs. He gave one of the highest compliments to a nation of people about justice: Of all peoples the Negroes are those who most abhor injustice. The Sultan pardons no one who is guilty of it. There is complete and general safety throughout the land. The traveler here has no more reason than the man who stays at home to fear brigands, thieves or ravishers … The blacks do not confiscate the goods of any North Africans who may die in their country, not even when these consist of large treasures. On the contrary, they deposit these goods with a man of confidence … until those who have a right to the goods present themselves and take possession.”

― Patricia C. McKissack, The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

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