African Fairy Tales, Folktales and Fables. Africa introduced many rich stories of folklore into the world of literature. These stories continue to thrill the people and are often taught in schools. The origins of African folklore include stories from many regions of Africa, including fairy tales from South Africa, Nigeria, Rhodesia and Zanzibar. Tales of Africa are not just stories, they are living pieces of history and culture.
In a country which is full of wild beasts of all sorts there once lived a jackal and a hedgehog, and, unlike though they were, the two animals made great friends, and were often seen in each... Read more
According to African folklore, the Lion became the most feared of the predators. In these early days, Lion still had a gentle voice, not very loud at all, and so he was able to catch and eat... Read more
Long, long ago there lived, in a village called Keejee′jee, a woman whose husband died, leaving her with a little baby boy. She worked hard all day to get food for herself and child, but the... Read more