African Fairy Tales: African Stories for Children and Adults

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The short stories in this book are typical African folk tales from rural Copperbelt Province, Zambia. Sit to relax and have a good laugh. The stories are funny to make you laugh, and they also convey timeless moral messages of African wisdom. These stories are usually told in villages, from generation to generation, in the evenings by a big fire, just before going to bed. In villages children have very close relationships to their grandparents who teach them what they need to know about life. The stories almost always teach a moral lessen. Unfortunately children growing in big cities do not have this chance because their evenings are spent watching TV or surfing in internet. In most of these stories animals and people live together, mingle with each other and sometimes Kalulus marry human beautiful girls. This may sound strange because a hare can not, for instance, cook or marry a human princess. The truth is that the animals in the stories are not animals in the real sense. They are just character representatives of people who behave in certain ways. In the stories from Zambia, Kalulu, a hare with big ears, is considered to be the fastest and the cleverest among animals. Animals cook nshima and chicken for each other and sometimes animals cook for people and people cook for animals. Nshima is the staple food of Zambia. It is a thick porridge prepared by mixing hot water with maize meal and served with chicken, vegetables or any other relish. If you are travelling to Africa and want to learn and understand the African attitudes and morals, start off by reading these stories. The stories in this book contain life`s important lessons, some of which will be useful in different situations, even in your life.

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