6 episodes

Ghanaian storyteller Ma Sankofah shares African folk tales that illuminate the rich cultures of the continent. Each telling of a folk tale is followed by a discussion on its themes and significance with an avid student of African cultures, Takako Mino.

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Ghanaian storyteller Ma Sankofah shares African folk tales that illuminate the rich cultures of the continent. Each telling of a folk tale is followed by a discussion on its themes and significance with an avid student of African cultures, Takako Mino.

    The Jealous Wife

    The Jealous Wife

    A sixth wife of a king feels very jealous and goes to desperate lengths to get what she wants. Find out what happens by listening to our newest episode!

    • 19 min
    Why the Monkey Cried

    Why the Monkey Cried

    Our monkey friend is back in this episode set in a time when the times are changing in the jungle. Some animals come back sharing stories of "the city" and the marvellous sights they see there. Please join us to find out why the monkey cried and the life lessons we can learn from this story.

    • 15 min
    The Sick Lion

    The Sick Lion

    What happens if you're dishonest? Enjoy the story of the sick lion followed by discussions on communalism and unity.

    • 23 min
    The Naughty Prince

    The Naughty Prince

    Listen to the story of the naughty prince, and learn about traditional Ghanaian perspectives on nature, spirituality, and the law.

    • 22 min
    Why the Monkey Has a Long Tail

    Why the Monkey Has a Long Tail

    Ma Sankofah shares a Ghanaian folk tale about why the monkey has a long tail. In the discussion with co-host Takako Mino that follows, the meaning of Ma Sankofah is explained along with lessons from the story that can be applied to our lives.

    • 16 min
    Ma Sankofah Folk Tales trailer

    Ma Sankofah Folk Tales trailer

    A warm welcome to this podcast by storyteller Ma Sankofah.

    • 1 min

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