Category Archives: African stories

Khwedam – KX’OBEYEDJI NU |XUNIMA (The Zebra and the Crocodile)

Told by: Goitseone Xaeka Written in ||Anikhwedam by 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 Botswana). Kx’ei|am kuri, |xunima … Continue reading

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Maasai – Ntemelua

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, neisho entasat neiu enkerai, nedung’okini enkarna aajo Ntemelua. Neyieng’i olkiteng’ oitaikinyieki enkerai eilata. Neyier entasat ironkena neipang’ alo aramatisho neing’uaa eyiara. Neing’uaa … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ nyigol kɛ nyaŋlew (The fox, the vulture and the night jar)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Lib go̠o̠r jio̠b (The cormorant still looks for the axe)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOOLTORROBO

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Kiti kiti, hooyie pae Ntoyie olparakuo le kishu, ehooyie pae heeho! Naaminyiaru manaanng’ entawuo tenkaina Neisulaki inentawuo botor neitu eikau Ng’oto kilelu miyagiyagu … Continue reading

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Khwedam – KHWE TOMXUMA NU ||’AIKHWENA (The Pumpkin Seed Boy)

Told by: Splash Hepuru Moronga and Xhwaa Qubi                Translation to Khwedam: 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 … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ Yak kɛ tɔɔŋ (The fox, the hyena and the firewood)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – A CHILDREN’S RHYME AND LULLABY

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)     Eetuo nkishu ang’ olmong’i arroi (Eetuo ntariang’ olmeregeshi) Narum te lusie nemaipang’aki Tigirayu iyie monyit e yieyio Matara olmoruo otapashipasha Oota surutia … Continue reading

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Maasai –  Entito nayama olkurruk

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele kurruk oyieu oleng’ entito naayam. Neisho nabo olong’ nedumunye neishop enkila narok, nepika masaa shaati nekuso peyie eji koltung’ani netil … Continue reading

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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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