African Tales

Author: Mhlophe, Gcina
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African Tales

Get swept away by 8 traditional tales from 8 different African nations retold by master storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, a well-known South African activist, actor, poet, playwright and director. Mhlophe provides a fascinating, fact-filled introduction to each story about the country it comes from to boost young readers' reading comprehension, global awareness and geography knowledge.

  • Paperback, 96 pages
  • 9" x 11"

The stories include:

  • Nolwandle, Girl of the Waves (Namibia)
  • Makhosi and the Magic Horns (Malawi)
  • Masilo and Masilonyana (Lesotho)
  • The Great Hunter (Swaziland)
  • Sea Wind (Senegal)
  • Ananse and the Impossible Quest (Ghana)
  • The Story of the Wise Mother (Sudan)
  • Everything Changes, Everything Passes (Ethiopia)


Gcina Mhlophe has been writing and performing for over twenty years and conducts storytelling workshops around the world. Gcina has received many awards, including the Fringe First award, the Josef Jefferson award, an OBIE (Off-Broadway Theatre Award) and two honorary degrees in literature. She founded the Literacy Promotion Road Show, which travels to schools all over South Africa to set up libraries. Gcina lives in Durban, South Africa.

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