African Stories: Folktales, Fables, & Proverbs Illustration

African Stories
Folktales, Fables, & Proverbs

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Folktales & Fables

African Stories – Presentations with Mr. Donn

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, by Verna Aardema

Oral Tradition of African Literature


Anansi: King of All Stories

Anansi the Spider, by Gerald McDermott

Anansi and the Talking Melon, by Eric Kimmel

Anansi and the Talking Melon

Meet Magic Anansi


African Proverbs

African Proverbs from Early Empires

African Proverbs – What Is a Proverb?

African Proverbs on Prezi

A Collection of African Proverbs on Prezi

Exploring African Proverbs

Proverbs – Teach Wisdom or Moral Lessons

See Also:

Griots of West Africa


African Art

African Cultures

African Music

African Masks

For more links, lessons and loads of other goodies for teachers and kids, continue on to see what Mr. Donn has to offer on Africa, Anansi, Folk Tales & Fables, Proverbs, Slavery and World History.

For Kids

Anansi and Other Stories for Kids

The Cursed Curse (South Africa), retold by Phillip Martin

A Lesson for Everyone (Swaziland), retold by Phillip Martin

Puppy Love (South Africa), retold by Phillip Martin

A Show of Hands (DR of the Congo), retold by Phillip Martin

A Tale of Two Brothers (South Africa), retold by Phillip Martin

Why Anansi Has 8 Legs

Anansi and the Wisdom of the World

Anansi Brings Stories to the World

Anansi the Spider – Trickster Tales from West Africa

Anansi Stories at Anansi

Video from British Counsil – Why Anansi Has Thin Legs

Video on YouTube – Anansi Tries to Steal Wisdom

African Folktales – A Collection of Stories

Folktales from Africa – A Collection of Stories

West African Folktales – A Collection of Stories

African Stories for Kids

African Proverbs for Kids

African Proverbs in African Literature

African Proverbs – The Precious Oil of Words

African Proverbs on Wisdom

A Collection of African Proverbs

Inspirational Words of Wisdom – African Proverbs

100 African Proverbs I Always Keep with Myself

Traditional Proverbs in African Culture

For Teachers

African Folktales Lessons & Activities

Lesson Plans – A Language Arts Twist to the Trickster

Lesson Plan: Folktales – A Cultural Teaching Tool

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