Category Archives: African stories

Konso – Innayya a Kaharta ka innayya a Qayranta (The lamb and the cub of the leopard)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Innayya a Kaharta ka Innayya a Qayranta’e ollin moottummi ka ollin kahanni. Umma toollaassu inupan. Urta takkaayye, a ollin kahanne nakayin kammaayye tikkaassupa kalin ka toollaassutil lelin. Innayya a … Continue reading

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||Ani – POOM CE GUWAM CE (Jackal and Hyena)

Told by: Kotsi Maba   Written in  ||Ani : Moses Juhane 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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Sukuma – NTEGI WA DUNDO

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Waliho bhabha umo otegaga noni ulina na ng’wana okwe, ilina lwakwe witanagwa, Masemba. … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkolong’ o lapa (The Sun and the Moon)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa neyam enkolong’ olapa. Niaku keirukuruko anaake eituruk enkolong’ nesuj olapa. Naa keya nenauru olapa neyeng’iyeng’a nenap enkolong’ inkolong’i uni tolapa. Ore … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enkiterunoto ekeeya (The origin of Death)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Ore apa tenkiterunoto nemeetae apa Keeya. Inji oshi eikununye keeya enkop. Eetae apa oltung’ani oji Leeyio laa ninye apa eiterie Naiteru-kop enkop. … Continue reading

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Sukuma – YANG’WA KABUNDI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Yaliho ndimu imo ndoni yitanagwa Kabundi. Indimu yiniyo bhalibhitogilwe noi abhanhu. Indimu yiniyo … Continue reading

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Sukuma – UBHUHABHI BHULI BHONE?

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Aho kale oliho munhu umo uyo uli na bhana bhatandatu. Aliyo, oli nhabhi … Continue reading

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Sukuma – WIBHAKIZU (HOFU) BHUGENHAGA LUFU

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Ikale iyo oliho msumba umo witanagwa Kisho. Unsumba uyo olina bhumani (maarifa) noi. … Continue reading

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Sukuma – WIKUMBWA / BHULAKU BHUBHI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Aho kale agikala munhu umo lina lwakwe Lambwe. Munhu ng’wunuyo a-oliontola nkima o … Continue reading

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Sukuma – WIKUMBWA BHUGABHULAGAGA

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Oliho munhu umo, mu chalo jilebhe uyo otegaga  ndimu bho gutumila waya. Lushugu lumo … Continue reading

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