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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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Maasai – Ilgilat le Maasai (The Maasai Clans)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Eoro oshi Ilmaasai are, eatae odo-mong’i neetae orok-kiteng. Neisho kuna kishomin neitoki aaoro imiet. Naa kuna orot imiet oshi eimutua ilgilat le Maasai. Naa … 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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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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