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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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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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Khwedam – KHWE TOMXUMA NU ||’AIKHWENA (The Pumpkin Seed Boy)

Told by: Splash Hepuru Moronga and Xhwaa Qubi                Translation to 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 … Continue reading

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Thimbukushu – Tjiwele No Dikithi (Tjiwele and the Giant)

Told by: Supa Kanyetu Written in Thimbukushu by Ndara Kakuru 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). Mukuru Tjiwele no … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Konso – KAHARTA KA TALTEETA (The sheep and the she-goat)

Written by: Dinote Kusia Shenkere        Edited by: Dr. Ongaye Oda Orkaydo     Xattaayye, hellaa aappaa ka ahatan qapinee’e oli hemay ka ollin kallaanni. Tooleeyyee, Kaharta ka Talteetaa qapanee ki’ni. Oo kayteeyyee, takkaate, orran firumsannaa kidin ka jaqaa … Continue reading

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Yeyi – Morombwana No-o Dimwe (The Giant and the Young Boy)

Told by; Poneso Mwamo          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 … Continue reading

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