Category Archives: African stories

Nuer – Lony (The lion)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKITEJO O ENKOLII (The Hare and the Antelope)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ena kitejo. Ore nabo olong’ eloolo tosero nedumu embae. Ore errinyo alo ang’ neinepu iltorrobo ooyieng’isho. Nejoki, “Lotorrobo kulo, enchooki enkiring’o … Continue reading

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Ju|’hoansi – N!’Hoanma Ha !Ka ‡Huie (The Boy and the Silver Coins)

Told by: Nxisae Magdeline Nxao                       Ju|’hoansi translation by Dahm |I!ae With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales from the Kalahari … Continue reading

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Maasai – Oltome o Enkitejo (The elephant and the Hare)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa, netii kulo tomia. Neyoki aapuo erutore aarutu enaisho naya enkang’ enkaputi. Ore epuoito nejo matalang’ oreyiet enkitejo. Nejoki enkitejo obo le … Continue reading

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Nuer – Luik Kuoth kɛ yak (The Hyena and the warning god)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ Yak kɛ yiiw kɛ luth (The fox, the hyena, the spiky fish and the mud fish)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Ju|’hoansi – Katiti ko mambo, dshauma |kurih (Katitu Momambo, the Brave Girl)

Told by:  Told by:  Nxisae Magdaline Nxao       Ju|’hoansi translation by: Dahm |I!ae 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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Maasai – Enkitejo o kulie ng’wesi (Hare and other animals)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa netii enkitejo oltome, olasurai, oloikuma olng’ojine neeta pooki emboo oonkishu osirkon tenebo. Niaku keiloikino pooki shoo. Neisho nabo olong’ enkitejo etii oltome … Continue reading

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Maasai -OSINKOLIO LOONKITUAAK

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Emuto kinyamal esupat Esupat nairi nkukurto Neiri nosarge o ne kule Etaekuo enkaji ang’ enaleng’ Etaekutuo kule neyeku olker Enkolong’ natumi nosim ai … Continue reading

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Nuer – Ria̠ŋ jiök (The wealth of dogs)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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