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Nuer – Bul nya nyigol (The marriage feast of the vulture’s daughter)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Hadza – Gisalang’wega

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    Bahe’e’amo  |’ets’a  dzu’a  ‘akaka’anibite. Bahe’e’amo  pa’a nakwete fundiya hamachana hla’ana.  Akanabema Gisalang’wega. Kwamo bami … Continue reading

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Maasai – Enelkununye oldia enkop (The fall of the Dog)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) ore apa oldia naa entoki kirotet oleng’ te Nkai. Nemeji naari oldia, ekeji apa Lenanu aitapashipash. Ore tenkaraki nanyika shumata o enkop niaku kelo … 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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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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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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Maasai – Enkikurrukur o nkaitin (Thunder and the Gods)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eetae apa nkaitin are: enkai narok o enkai nanyokie. Naa ore ena ai narok naa kebor, naa supat oleng’ nenyor iltung’ana. Kake ore enkai … Continue reading

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Sukuma – NTEGI WA DUNDO

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Waliho bhabha umo otegaga noni ulina na ng’wana okwe, ilina lwakwe witanagwa, Masemba. … Continue reading

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Sukuma – YANG’WA KABUNDI

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)   Yaliho ndimu imo ndoni yitanagwa Kabundi. Indimu yiniyo bhalibhitogilwe noi abhanhu. Indimu yiniyo … Continue reading

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Sukuma – WIKUMBWA BHUGABHULAGAGA

Collected by: Don Sybertz,   Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu     Edited by: Fr. Zakaria Kashinje OSA With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories) Oliho munhu umo, mu chalo jilebhe uyo otegaga  ndimu bho gutumila waya. Lushugu lumo … Continue reading

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