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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ Yak kɛ tɔɔŋ (The fox, the hyena and the firewood)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai –  Entito nayama olkurruk

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele kurruk oyieu oleng’ entito naayam. Neisho nabo olong’ nedumunye neishop enkila narok, nepika masaa shaati nekuso peyie eji koltung’ani netil … Continue reading

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Maasai – Mbiti

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, nepuo inkera aanya ilamuriak. Nera apa kuna toyie uni, are botorok o nabo kiti. Nejo kuna botorok. “Emaikeno sii intae inkonyek peyie … Continue reading

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Nuer – Cäät leyni ti cieŋ kɛɛl (The animals used to be friends once)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – Olmurrani oota inkutukie are (The moran with two mouths)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, netii ele murrani oota inkutukie are. Naa entim namanya. Naa sidai apa ele murrani enenking’asia. Neeta ilpapit, enkoriong’ ebaiki enchada. Ore nabo … Continue reading

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Yeyi – Wa Marariiyi Wo-ne InQhawa (The Tortoise and the African Ducks)

Told by: Gaetlogelwe Mapa         Retold in Shi Yei 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 … 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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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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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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