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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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Maasai – Enkitejo o kulie ng’wesi (Hare and other animals)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa netii enkitejo oltome, olasurai, oloikuma olng’ojine neeta pooki emboo oonkishu osirkon tenebo. Niaku keiloikino pooki shoo. Neisho nabo olong’ enkitejo etii oltome … Continue reading

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Nuer – Ria̠ŋ jiök (The wealth of dogs)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Jio̠b muɔ̠ɔ̠n (The axe made of clay)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Khwedam – KX’OBEYEDJI NU |XUNIMA (The Zebra and the Crocodile)

Told by: Goitseone Xaeka Written in ||Anikhwedam by 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). Kx’ei|am kuri, |xunima … Continue reading

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Maasai – Ntemelua

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Netii apa, neisho entasat neiu enkerai, nedung’okini enkarna aajo Ntemelua. Neyieng’i olkiteng’ oitaikinyieki enkerai eilata. Neyier entasat ironkena neipang’ alo aramatisho neing’uaa eyiara. Neing’uaa … Continue reading

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Nuer – Lib go̠o̠r jio̠b (The cormorant still looks for the axe)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … 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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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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