24 episodes

Here we recall African legends, myths, folk and fairytales, both in English and in French.

Ici, on se rappelle des légendes africaines, mythes, fables et contes de fées, en français et en anglais.

Giraffe's Eggs And Other African Tales LM.Daini

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Here we recall African legends, myths, folk and fairytales, both in English and in French.

Ici, on se rappelle des légendes africaines, mythes, fables et contes de fées, en français et en anglais.

    The Mino

    The Mino

    For today’s story, we are going to the country named after the body of water on which it lies: the Bight of Benin.
    Our legendary person is not a ruler… it is not even a person. It’s a group of people who became known to the world after fighting the French troops rallied to conquer this dangerous, almost mythical unit: The Mino (Our Mothers). Research done by Noire Historia. Produced by Loopify media.
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    • 10 min
    Queen Nandi

    Queen Nandi

    For today’s story, we are travelling to the southern tip of the beautifully diverse continent of Africa. 
    We are going straight to the south, Mzansi. 
    To the country dripping with culture and history. A country rich and diverse.
    The place that gave us apartheid, but also gave us Mandiba Rholihlahla Mandela. Shaka’s backyard. 
    The place where the natural music of various voices mesh and merge to give us glorious choirs.
    We are travelling to the country of 11 national languages … and listening to the legend of Queen Nandi, from the isiZulu People. Please visit bit.ly/GiraffesEggs to get a copy of the African Folktale: Giraffe's Eggs. Also visit linktr.ee.com/lm_daini to have access to all my social media.

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    • 11 min
    Osei Tutu the 1st

    Osei Tutu the 1st

    Today’s story is from the Ashanti Empire (set in present-day Ghana). It is the story of Osei Tutu, who was from the small state of Kumasi, but ended up uniting all the separate Ashanti states to create a powerful empire. 

    Osei Tutu was motivated by his desire to fight back against the oppression of the Denkyiras, their southern neighbours.

    This makes Osei Tutu the very first "Ashantehene" or King of all the Ashantis. He was the Founder and first King of the United Ashanti empire. He is also the Uncle of Abla Pokou, Queen of the Baoulé people, a splinter group of the Ashanti’s, that can be found in modern-day Cote d’Ivoire. An earlier episode retells her story and why she fled Kumasi to start her own queendom.


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    • 16 min
    Queen Aminatu

    Queen Aminatu

    Today’s story is from the kingdom of Zazau, which is located in present-day Northern Nigeria in West Africa, it is about Queen Aminatou who was known as a great military strategist. A cavalry-trained Queen who fought many wars that expanded the southern-most part of the Hausa kingdom.

    Her story was recorded in the Kano Chronicle, a well-regarded and detailed history book of the city of Kano and the surrounding Hausa people. It was composed in the late 19th century and comprises early, oral histories from the region.

    Today's episode is dedicated to my good friend Valerie Kerri, fellow podcaster (The Valerie Kerri Show) and the real-life warrior queen.

    Giraffe's Eggs available on amazon: http://bit.ly/GiraffesEggs 


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    • 10 min
    Anansé et le Lièvre

    Anansé et le Lièvre

    Anansé a encore trouvé une ruse pour de ne pas mourir de faim, au détriment d'autres animaux... mais Leuk le lièvre ne le laissera pas faire!
    Ecouter sur youtube: https://bit.ly/LMdainiContesAfricains 

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    • 7 min
    Sundiata Keita

    Sundiata Keita

    Today’s story, is from Mali in West Africa and we will listen to a legend from the Malinke People. This story is based on an Epic poem: Sundiata Keita. He was the first ruler of the Mali Empire in the 13th century AD. He laid the foundation for a powerful and wealthy empire and proclaimed the first charter of human rights, the Manden Charter.
    I really hope you enjoy today’s story and that you learn something new. I am LM Daini, author of the West African fable Giraffe’s Eggs available on amazon: http://bit.ly/GiraffesEggs 

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    • 10 min

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A must listen

The stories are so enjoyable and the narrator makes listening a joy. Every child and adult should listen to this podcast.

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