28 episodes

This podcast is dedicated to the African tradition of oral folktales at the fireplace. We recreate the lively and engaging story sessions with live audiences and sometimes offer reflections at the end of the story. We visit families, host diverse audiences, to give you a taste of the digital version of the practice of fireplace storytelling by grannies, aunties and uncles. A lot of the episodes are narrated in English but some are told in their original languages, with a short summary of the story in English at the end. All songs are left in their original languages. This podcast aims to document and preserve the rich culture of oral storytelling by Africans in so many different nations.

Mbaganire—An African Folktales Podcast Patience Nitumwesiga

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

This podcast is dedicated to the African tradition of oral folktales at the fireplace. We recreate the lively and engaging story sessions with live audiences and sometimes offer reflections at the end of the story. We visit families, host diverse audiences, to give you a taste of the digital version of the practice of fireplace storytelling by grannies, aunties and uncles. A lot of the episodes are narrated in English but some are told in their original languages, with a short summary of the story in English at the end. All songs are left in their original languages. This podcast aims to document and preserve the rich culture of oral storytelling by Africans in so many different nations.

    KIJONJO

    KIJONJO

    The orphan child who was tortured by the step mother by keeping him in the tall tree in the middle of the lakeAfrica, Folktales.

    • 5 min
    AKAKOONA

    AKAKOONA

    A handsome boy that was born a crow and transformed after getting married Africa, Folktales.

    • 6 min
    The Woman Who Ran Mad, an Ibibio story.

    The Woman Who Ran Mad, an Ibibio story.

    This is a story about greed versus contentment, about trust versus deceit and seeking the love of those closest to us.Africa, Folktales.

    • 11 min
    Mbuk Adama Idiok Awan, Ibibio

    Mbuk Adama Idiok Awan, Ibibio

    Told in Ibibio by Magdalene Idiang and accompanied by musician Michael Mawazo, this story tells of a woman who was jealous of a child, and how that jealousy drove her to her own self destruction. It is full of lessons, and the kind of African horror that is safe for children's enjoyment, as well as some poetic justice.Africa, Folktales.

    • 5 min
    Mbuk Ekpe ye Ekpu, Ibibio

    Mbuk Ekpe ye Ekpu, Ibibio

    Told in its original Ibibio tongue, this is the story of how resistance comes from the least expected places when there is bad leadership.Africa, Folktales.

    • 6 min
    The Lion and The Rabbit, an Ibibio story.

    The Lion and The Rabbit, an Ibibio story.

    The story about how one arrogant leader got deposed by the smartest, littlest, least expected individual.Africa, Folktales.

    • 9 min

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Songcrafterliz ,

Wonderful storyteller! (English episodes)

I can only understand the stories that are in English, which consist of four stories early on in this podcast. (The remainder are in an African language I don’t understand.) But those four stories are told by an absolutely masterful, engaging, hilarious and wise storyteller. I love those stories, and her! I have listened to them more than once, and also shared them with my friends. It is refreshing to hear stories from a different framework than that of European folktales, which are often the only ones that children are told. Whether or not you create more episodes, in any language, please know that your episodes in English have been very much appreciated by me and my friends!

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