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Nuer – Gɔk kɛnɛ nyaŋ (The monkey and the crocodile)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLE SAYIALEL OLMOTONYI LOOLMURRAN (Ole Sayialel and Eagle)

Written by: Dr. Naomi Kipuri  (For English translation see her great book: Oral Literature of the Maasai) Ntii apa, netii kulo murran, nepuo enjore. Neari olmurrani obo oji Ole Sayialel metua. Ore peyie edol ilkulikae ajo etaa ninye etua nedumu osesen … Continue reading

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Otammari – Tɛmɔtɛ nɛ kuwaàtóntoǹku  (the chameleon and the dog)

Written by: Krepɛ̃ɛ̃ N’hɑ̃naba Kuwaàtóntoǹku  kuù do di kɛ́dí masémmà di kpáa miaka; ka bée nd́aa kù kaà yĩmu kà táfɔ̃̋ɔ̃̀ta kù yaàtàda ku’fommu sɔmmu, katenka yĩ́nka. Kuwaàtóntoǹku do yon kunáa kà tamɔ̀ta yom màtua m mà, dà ta’yamma. “Kuwaàtóntoǹku”  … Continue reading

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Nuer – Yak liaacni (The greedy hyena)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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

Told by: Gaetlogelwe Mapa Retold in ShiYei 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 Botswana). Katandzikwara tire Inqhawa … Continue reading

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Otjiherero – Otjimbaharere tjOmbandje nOmbungu (The Jackal and The Hyena)

Told by: Nathaniel Tuahuku                             Otjiherero translation by: Nathaniel K. Mbaeva With special thanks to Marlene Sullivan Winberg and Willemien le Roux (For English translation see the great book: The STORYTELLER, Folktales … Continue reading

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Nuer – Lony (The lion)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … Continue reading

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Nuer – Guak kɛnɛ Yak kɛ yiiw kɛ luth (The fox, the hyena, the spiky fish and the mud fish)

Collected and written by  Michael Thilyang Gatkek                                                                      … 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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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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