Category Archives: African stories

Konso – KARRU KA INNAADI (Karro and his son)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere       Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaa ki’ni ka Karru ahtaadi ka kelaayye to’ti ikka innaadi ollin aye kalan. Otoo innaasini kuttadineeyyee, Karru ipaayyayee ki’ni ka innaasini xaadi’e kidayee’ee, “Hemitta ikkayteey, hemi.” Innaasini … Continue reading

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Nuer – Wec leyni (The animal kingdom)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – Nkishu oo nkituaak (The Women’s Cattle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa ng’wesi entim naa nkishu oonkituak apa. Ore nabo olong’ neyieng’i enkiteng’ tadekenya, enoshi kata eton eirrag nkishu ontare. Neirrag ake dou nkishu … Continue reading

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Nuer – Cäät mieth din diaal (The banquet of the birds)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Konso – KARRO KA AHTAADI KOSKE (Karro and his wife Koske)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere        Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaayye, Karruk Koskee hemay ka ollin kallanee ki’ni. Karru dillaan qapu ma akka dillaa qapoo Koskil lelay. Oo unta piituppan desa paliteeyye ka pohiya kayteeyye, Koskik kollatta … Continue reading

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Khwedam – ||QAO |XUNIMA (The Poor Crocodile)

Told by: Splash Hepuru Moronga, Written 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 and the Okavango River in Botswana). … Continue reading

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Hadza – Tl’akwe Nakwiko ( The young girl)

Written by: Gudo  Mahiya  (G.G. Bala)  [for English translation see his book Hadza Stories & Songs] With special thanks to Mustafa Ahmed Elmi and Hagit Gefen      |’ets’a dzu’a, yeta Hadzabe, ba’ala’usha. Hadzabe’e  ba’ala’oshana n‖ahehepe’e tsikipa’ona. Bahe’e’akwa tl’akwe  nakwiko ‘ichameyako … Continue reading

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Maasai – Eneimua enkiteng’ (The origin of cattle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ore apa tiapa nemeeta apa Ilmaasai nkishu. Ore nabo olong’, neipot Naiteru-kop Maasainta, aa ninye apa oltung’ani oiterie Naiteru-kop enkop, nejoki: “Maasinta lai, ayieu … Continue reading

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Konso – KARRAA KA KOSKORTA (The Squirrel and the partridge)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere          Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo Xattaa ki’ni ka, Karraa ka Koskorta ka qeedinee ki’ni ka akkamaa leya kara’e pishaa ikiyaa diissata ettanissa akkissaa’e olliny nyarin. Akoddituma, Karraa qootaa ilattayta kodday mallaa, … Continue reading

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Yeyi – Okoro No Onshuru (The Hare and the Hornbill)

Told by: Dumelang Otimilwe Written in ShiYei by Oscar Lebopamo 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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