Category Archives: African stories

Nuer – Gɔk kɛnɛ nyaŋ (The monkey and the crocodile)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLE SAYIALEL OLMOTONYI LOOLMURRAN (Ole Sayialel and Eagle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ntii apa, netii kulo murran, nepuo enjore. Neari olmurrani obo oji Ole Sayialel metua. Ore peyie edol ilkulikae ajo etaa ninye etua nedumu osesen … Continue reading

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Otammari – Tɛmɔtɛ nɛ kuwaàtóntoǹku  (the chameleon and the dog)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba Kuwaàtóntoǹku  kuù do di kɛ́dí masémmà di kpáa miaka; ka bée nd́aa kù kaà yĩmu kà táfɔ̃̋ɔ̃̀ta kù yaàtàda ku’fommu sɔmmu, katenka yĩ́nka. Kuwaàtóntoǹku do yon kunáa kà tamɔ̀ta yom màtua m mà, dà ta’yamma. “Kuwaàtóntoǹku”  … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLNG’OJINE O ENKITENG’ (Hyena and cow)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Netii apa neimin enkiteng’. Nepuo nkolong’i uni enkop etii ake ang’ata .Ore tenkolong’ e uni nelo olkeju aing’oru enkare naok. Neinepu olng’ojine nerany … Continue reading

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Nuer – Yak liaacni (The greedy hyena)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOO NKITUAAK (Women song, 2)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Parsae tadamu ena sile Esile nemelak nkishu Nemelak enkikuei natudung’uo Nemelak enkare naokoki Nemelak olumbuani atadoikio Enkerai oltung’ani nalak Chorus Hoyiayio ehoo, hoyiayio … Continue reading

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Nuer – Yak kɛnɛ däman ni Kacik (The hyena and his brother donkey)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Ju|’hoansi – !’Hai Kota G|Uih (Hare and Hyena)

Told by: Moronga Tanago and Dahm |I!ae                      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 … Continue reading

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Maasai – OSINKOLIO LOO NKITUAAK (Women song, 1)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Aasai aomon papa lai le Nkai Aasai aomon Iituati oltareto Nchooki ntokitin kumok naomon Nchooki sialibi olcholo lematum Nikincho oloigari opiyaya lonkulak Le … Continue reading

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

Told by: Gaetlogelwe Mapa Retold in ShiYei 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). Katandzikwara tire Inqhawa … Continue reading

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