Nagila and Navoma and Na

Nagila and Navoma and Na  Ages 9 and up

Three young women make wishes for when they are married.  Their wishes are granted.  They even get to marry a prince.  But will this bring them happiness?  Click on the link and find out.  A story from Africa.  11:42 mins.

This story has to do with people who act out of jealousy and fear.  Have you ever been in a situation like that?  Make a comment and share your thoughts.

Story origin for me: A teller who came to Ottawa from either Ghana or Nigeria.  It’s so long ago I don’t remember.  I just know the story was always one I could not forget.

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Lion, Hyena and Rabbit. A Story In A Story

Lion, Hyena and Rabbit.  A Story in a Story  Ages 11 and up

Three animals decide to hunt together but then there is a problem.  This is a story that is more serious than you might think when you first hear it.  It’s a story that meant something special to at least one listener.  Click on the link to learn how all that went.  A story from Africa.  4.05 mins.

What would you like to say about this story?  Do you know of any similar situations in your life?  Leave your comments below.

Story Origin for me: Seneghalese-Canadian storyteller, Ndiouga Sarr when we were on a tour of Children’s Festivals.

 

 

 

 

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The Young Horseman

The Young Horseman   Age 7 and up

The Young Horseman sets out from his village, seeking for a wife.  He meets an old man on the road.   Will the old man help him?  What will happen when he picks those lemons from that tree?  Click on the link to listen.  An African story.  10.10 mins

What will you remember about this story?  Leave your comments below.

Story origin for me: Seneghalese-Canadian storyteller, Ndiouga Sarr.

 

 

 

 

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Horse For Sale

Horse for Sale  Age 7 and up.

A terrible plague has struck this boy’s village.  Everyone has been blinded.  He must go on a journey to help them but he must remember his grandfather’s instructions every step of the way.   Can he succeed?  What will happen?  Click on the link and find out.  A story from Africa.  10.22 mins.

Would you have done what this boy did?  Leave a comment for others to read.

Story origin for me: Seneghalese-Canadian storyteller and drummer, Ndiouga Sarr.

 

 

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The Magic Wand

The Magic Wand 2    Age 9 and up.

A magician comes to a market and he has a magic wand.  A homeless boy comes to watch him.  Can the magician help?   Click the link, listen and hear.  A story from Africa.  2.20 mins

Why does that boy want what he wants?  Leave a comment for others to read.

Story origin for me: American storyteller, Laura Simms, at the Toronto Festival of Storytelling.

 

 

 

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