Swahili Folklore: A Compilation of Animal Facts, Folktales, Nursery Rhymes and Songs

Author: Gloria D. Gonsalves
Book: Swahili Folklore: A Compilation of Animal Facts, Folktales, Nursery Rhymes and Songs

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This book consists of nursery rhymes, songs and 20 Swahili folk tales translated into English. The stories were written and submitted by school children from Manundu Primary School in my hometown Korogwe, Tanzania. In Tanzania, oral lore is a common tradition of transmitting stories from one generation to another. I did not wish to see this knowledge get lost but get preserved in a form of written book. The nursery rhymes, songs and animal facts were contributed by me. These were inspired by mem…more

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