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Young Palinyang’

by Gaspah Emukuru Juma African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

One day while Palinyang' and the other boys are out grazing cattle it starts to rain. The boys take shelter, and when the rain stops the cattle have wandered away. Palingyang' goes in search of the animals.


Trickster Hare

by Dan Kaasha African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Hare is playing tricks again! Read the story and find out.


The Blacksmith's Dilemma

by Ugandan folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A local chief summoned a famous blacksmith to his palace. The chief wanted the blacksmith to build a real man out of steel, one who could cry tears, and bleed human blood. The blacksmith was alarmed by the chief's...


The race

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Who will win if snail and rabbit have a race?


Rabbit goes to a party

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This story is about what happens when you go to a party and get drunk. Or is it?


The staring game

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This time Rabbit is out-witted!


Tortoise Finds His House

by Maya Fowler African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Tortoise is searching for his house. Do you know where he'll find it?


Monkey and Crocodile

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Crocodiles are dangerous, but are they smart?


How night came to Opio's village

by Robert Ekuka African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There is no night time in Opio's village. One day he goes hunting and arrives at a place he doesn't know. When night falls there, Opio thinks he has gone blind. Then he discovers the truth and likes night so...


Refiloe and the Washed Chickens

by Marion Drew African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Refiloe's sister is getting married. Refiloe's chickens are very dirty and she decides to wash them for the wedding. The chickens do not like being washed. Refiloe cannot find her chickens when it is time for...


A Dancer's Tale: The Story of Phyllis Spira

by Samantha Cutler African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This is the story of the life of Phyliis Spira, from the time she was a young aspiring dancer, to her world travels, and finally her marriage and creation of dance schools in South Africa.


Kariza's Questions

by Jean de Dieu Bavugempore African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Kariza was encouraged by her parents to ask questions. Asking questions led to finding out about the 'step up and wash' tool (kandagirukarabe) and the importance of washing hands before eating.


Hyena, Hare and Their Basins

by Charles Katiwa Kiema African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

If a basin can give birth, then it is a living thing. All living things can die. (Also available at Level 4.).


Beloved daughter

by Ritah Katetemera, Mulongo Bukheye African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Natabo's favourite pot is broken, and she is so upset that she runs away to the forest. (Also available at Level 3.).


The Seventh Sun: A Tribal Tale From Odisha, India

by Indian Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There was a time when there were seven suns in the sky.


Feelings

by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla & Clare Verbeek African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Explore how we feel about different things and people.