In celebration of South Africa’s National Book Month during October, as well as recent Heritage Day celebrations in September; we thought we’d share some of our favourite African Tales for you to enjoy – young and old. These tales have been extracted from “When Lion Could Fly and Other Tales from Africa”. Read and enjoy the first of twelve free tales below:
We’ll be sharing these tales every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so plan your nightly reading schedules accordingly 🙂
Read a tale about how animals, and in particular, a proud arrogant elephant, learnt about the importance of rain.
Read a tale about how elephants got their tusks and warthogs got shelter due to kind aardvarks.
Read a tale about why giraffes effortlessly and elegantly tower over the rest of the animal kingdom.
Not all super heroes wear capes; some of them wear stripes… Read about how Zebras got their stripes in our next story.
You know what really sets us apart from hippos? Their stylish fur coat of course. And here’s how they lost them.
This tale, from the Swahili of East Africa, is about a clever monkey who outwitted a shark to keep his heart.
A tale about how mongoose and secretary bird were friends until a devious snake tried to ruin the friendship.
We bet you thought that lions and cheetah’s were the coolest animals in all the land? And we do agree; they are pretty cool. But they don’t get the sun to rise every morning, do they?”