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A children's story series exposes rare tales from South Africa


"The Three Thieves", "Barren Child", "King Ntholeng and the Camel"... Few of us have ever heard of these Setswana tales, and yet they contain great educational lessons for our children. Supported by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the French Institute in South Africa (IFAS), a new series endeavours to publish these stories and to show the world that Africa's traditional tales can also display some great "edutainment".

Taken from the very rich Setswana oral tradition, these stories are now published in three languages: isiZulu, French and English. This diversity allows young readers to get acquainted to other languages from their native one. A small glossary, along with a moral lesson is also displayed at the end of the story, explaining what the tale aims to teach.

"The Three Thieves", "Barren Child" and "King Ntholeng and the Camel" are available at Dibuka (Johannesburg) - This project is supported by the France-South Africa Seasons 2012&2013



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