South African Folk-Tales


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James Albert Honeij (Honey) has collected a variety of South African folktales from previously published sources in English translation, to which he has also added some folktales translated from Afrikaans, along with some stories that he remembers hearing as a child. For a list of sources, see the back of the book; the list of sources is not included in this recording. There are San stories, along with Khoekhoe stories, as well as some stories from Bantu traditions of southern Africa. The focus is on animal stories, including many stories about the trickster jackal. - Summary by Laura Gibbs (2 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Introduction 8:22 Read by laurakgibbs
Hottentots and Bushmen 1:39 Read by laurakgibbs
The Lost Message 3:40 Read by laurakgibbs
The Monkey's Fiddle 4:49 Read by laurakgibbs
The Tiger, the Ram, and the Jackal 3:05 Read by laurakgibbs
The Jackal and the Wolf 1:57 Read by laurakgibbs
A Jackal and a Wolf 0:51 Read by laurakgibbs
The Lion, the Jackal, and the Man 3:32 Read by laurakgibbs
The World's Reward 5:34 Read by laurakgibbs
The Lion and Jackal 9:14 Read by laurakgibbs
Tink-tinkje 3:25 Read by laurakgibbs
The Lion and Jackal 3:11 Read by laurakgibbs
Lion and Jackal 5:07 Read by laurakgibbs
The Hunt of Lion and Jackal 2:18 Read by laurakgibbs
Story of Lion and Little Jackal 5:39 Read by laurakgibbs
The Lioness and the Ostrich 2:14 Read by laurakgibbs
Crocodile's Treason 9:23 Read by laurakgibbs
The Story of a Dam 6:48 Read by laurakgibbs
The Dance for Water or Rabbit's Triumph 5:17 Read by laurakgibbs
Jackal and Monkey 3:10 Read by laurakgibbs
Lion's Share 4:36 Read by laurakgibbs
Jackal's Bride 2:01 Read by laurakgibbs
The Story of Hare 7:38 Read by laurakgibbs
The White Man and Snake 3:08 Read by laurakgibbs
Cloud-Eating 1:25 Read by laurakgibbs
Lion's Illness 1:29 Read by laurakgibbs
Jackal, Dove, and Heron 2:11 Read by laurakgibbs
Cock and Jackal 1:01 Read by laurakgibbs
Elephant and Tortoise 4:29 Read by laurakgibbs
Tortoises Hunting Ostriches 1:09 Read by laurakgibbs
The Judgment of Baboon 3:12 Read by laurakgibbs
Lion and Baboon 1:28 Read by laurakgibbs
The Zebra Stallion 1:44 Read by laurakgibbs
When Lion Could Fly 2:00 Read by laurakgibbs
Lion Who Thought Him Self Wiser Than His Mother 3:11 Read by laurakgibbs
Lion Who Took a Woman's Shape 8:40 Read by laurakgibbs
Why Has Jackal a Long, Black Stripe on His Back? 0:58 Read by laurakgibbs
Horse Cursed by Sun 1:10 Read by laurakgibbs
Lion's Defeat 1:39 Read by laurakgibbs
The Origin of Death 5:10 Read by laurakgibbs