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African Folktales Podcast

African Folktales Podcast

By Makafui
An in-depth exploration of folktales from all parts of Africa. Social media account for African Folktales Podcast
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Episode 24 - Tale of an Old Woman
In this episode, we delve into a story from the Bondei people of Tanzania titled Tale of an Old Woman.
04:01
July 23, 2020
Episode 23 - The Clever Wakasanke
In this episode, we delve into a tale from the Baganda, a Bantu ethnic group of Uganda titled The Clever Wakasanke.
05:30
July 23, 2020
Episode 22 - Cutting the Elephants Hips
In this episode, we delve into a tale from the Baganda, a Bantu ethnic group of Uganda titled Cutting the Elephant’s Hips
03:54
July 23, 2020
Episode 21 - Why the Dog Always Chases Other Animals
In this episode, we delve into a tale from the Mbuti people of Congo that solves the mystery of Why the Dog Always Chases Other Animals.
03:15
July 23, 2020
Episode 20 - Killing Virtue
In this episode, we delve into a tale from the Ashanti people of Ghana titled Killing Virtue
06:02
July 23, 2020
Episode 19 - The Man and the Muskrat
In this episode, we delve into a tale from the Fiba tribe of Tanzania about The Man and the Muskrat.
07:13
July 23, 2020
Episode 18 - Chameleon into Needle
In this episode, we delve into a tale from the Hausa people about a chameleon and a hartebeest.
03:11
July 23, 2020
Episode 17 - The Old Woman with Sores
In this episode, we delve into a tale from the Mbuti people of Congo about The Old Woman with Sores.
06:23
July 23, 2020
Episode 16 - Fembar's Curiosity
In this episode, we delve into a tale from Liberia about the curiosity of Fembar.
03:18
July 23, 2020
Episode 15 - The Trapper Trapped
In this episode, we delve into a tale about a goat and a fox.
02:52
July 23, 2020
Episode 14 - Many Miracles
In this episode, we finally find out why the cat catches rats
04:54
July 23, 2020
Episode 13 - Why the Cat Catches Rats
In this episode, we finally find out why the cat catches rats
02:48
July 23, 2020
Episode 12 - The Quality of Friendship
In this episode, we delve into a story from the Vai people, a Manden ethnic group that live mostly in Liberia, with a small minority living in south-eastern Sierra Leone.
04:12
July 23, 2020
Episode 11 - The Devil Comes Between Them
In this episode, we delve into a story from the Hausa people, the largest ethnic group in Africa titled The Devil Comes Between Them.
03:57
July 23, 2020
Episode 10 - The Contest of Riddles
In this episode, we delve into a story from the Bono tribe, an Akan people of Ghana. titled The Contest of Riddles.
05:22
July 23, 2020
Episode 9 - The Work Done by Itself
In this episode, we delve into a story from the Ewe people of Ghana titled The Work Done by Itself.
04:14
July 23, 2020
Episode 8 - Finders Keepers
In this episode, we delve into a story from the Bondei people titled Finders Keepers. They are an ethnic group based in northeastern Tanzania.
04:42
July 23, 2020
Episode 7 - Three Rival Brothers
In this episode, we delve into a story about three rival brothers that leaves us with more questions than answers.
03:59
July 23, 2020
Episode 6 - The Jealousy of the Blind Man
In this episode, the theme of jealousy is explored in a story about The Jealousy of the Blind Man.
02:54
July 23, 2020
Episode 5 - How the Dog Became the Friend of Man
This episode is a rather short one that reveals the story of how the dog became the friend of man.
04:24
July 23, 2020
Episode 4 - Anansi and the Corncob
In this episode, we delve into another fascinating tale about Ananse titled Ananse and the Corncob.
13:11
July 23, 2020
Episode 3 - Why Elephant And Hyena Live Far From People
In this episode, we delve into a tale of Why Elephant And Hyena Live Far From People. The author collected this story among others from  Zimbabwe and Botswana.
09:45
July 23, 2020
Episode 2 - Seven Magic Birds
In this episode, we delve into a South African folktale centered on the Zulu people. A gripping tale about seven magic birds.
11:43
July 23, 2020
How Anansi Came To Own All Stories
Hello and welcome to the first episode of the African Folktales Podcast. I am Makafui, a researcher with a passion for folktales and their origins. African folktales were originally not written down, but were passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth. They were performed live and although the same folktales were told many, many times, they were never exactly the same. I will first narrate a folktale, followed by a character explanation, a short side story and conclude with a proverb. Our first folktale introduces us to a character called Anansi
14:07
July 23, 2020