Category Archives: African stories

Thimbukushu – Tjiwele No Dikithi (Tjiwele and the Giant)

Told by: Supa Kanyetu Written in Thimbukushu by Ndara Kakuru With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales from the Kalahari desert and the Okavango River in Botswana). Mukuru Tjiwele no … Continue reading

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Maasai – Mbiti

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, nepuo inkera aanya ilamuriak. Nera apa kuna toyie uni, are botorok o nabo kiti. Nejo kuna botorok. “Emaikeno sii intae inkonyek peyie … Continue reading

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Nuer – Cäät leyni ti cieŋ kɛɛl (The animals used to be friends once)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Nyakuoth-Gɛɛr kɛnɛ Guɛk kɛ Jak-gɛ̈r-gɛ̈ɛ̈r (The hoopoe, the frog and the white stork)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – Olmurrani oota inkutukie are (The moran with two mouths)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele murrani oota inkutukie are. Naa entim namanya. Naa sidai apa ele murrani enenking’asia. Neeta ilpapit, enkoriong’ ebaiki enchada. Ore nabo … Continue reading

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Yeyi – Oshuru Ne Shururake Ompuru (The Hare and the Hyena)

Told by: Gaetlogelwe Mapa Retold in Shi Yei by Oscar Lepumo With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales from the Kalahari desert and the Okavango River in Botswana). Katanzi mone … Continue reading

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Nuer – Lɛ̈ɛ̈m kɛnɛ Jakɔ̠k (The grey shrike and the pied crow)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – Olarinkoi

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa olorere oji Ilarinkon laa ninche apa ilopeny enkop naidurrakitia Ilmaasae peyie eilepu tendikir e Kerio. Ore ele orere neeta olaiguenani lenye leme … Continue reading

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Nuer – Kiel (The marabou stork)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Yeyi – Wa Marariiyi Wo-ne InQhawa (The Tortoise and the African Ducks)

Told by: Gaetlogelwe Mapa         Retold in Shi Yei by Oscar Lepumo With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales from the Kalahari desert and the Okavango River in … Continue reading

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