Category Archives: African stories

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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Nuer – Cäl kɛnɛ nyaŋ (The Crocodile and the monkey)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENTITO E TIYIOGO

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa ena tito sidai oleng’ niaku pooki ng’ae neya. Neisho ena tito neirriwaa olkilikuai ajo ore pooki ng’ae oyieu neya nelo metishila entito. … Continue reading

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Otjiherero – Otjimbaharere tjOmbandje nOmbungu (The Jackal and The Hyena)

Told by: Nathaniel Tuahuku                             Otjiherero translation by: Nathaniel K. Mbaeva With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKIPOLOSA (IIMATAPATO) – War song

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai)   Ajul ole Siamito olmeing’atie enkop ilonito Le enaloki e yieyio natii enkutoto Tonyoku larridaki lai enkaina ematua Tiaatua ilmirisho looltaikan likincho Abuaaki emutiy … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guɛk kɛnɛ pɛl pɛl (The frog and the Hare)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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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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