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Giraffe's Eggs And Other African Tales

25 EpisodesProduced by LM.DainiWebsite

Here we recall African legends, myths, folk and fairytales, both in English and in French. Ici, on se rappelle des légendes africaines, mythes, fables et contes de fées, en français et en anglais.

25 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Anansi and Tiger (the pit)

June 2nd, 2021


Tiger needs help, but Anansi is in a mischievous mood... find out what happens, in this short but comical tale. Moral of the story? "Be careful not …

The Mino

May 2nd, 2021


For today’s story, we are going to the country named after the body of water on which it lies: the Bight of Benin.
Our legendary person is not a …

Queen Nandi

March 21st, 2021


For today’s story, we are travelling to the southern tip of the beautifully diverse continent of Africa. 
We are going straight to the south, Mzansi. 

Osei Tutu the 1st

February 16th, 2021


Today’s story is from the Ashanti Empire (set in present-day Ghana). It is the story of Osei Tutu, who was from the small state of Kumasi, but ended …

Queen Aminatu

February 7th, 2021


Today’s story is from the kingdom of Zazau, which is located in present-day Northern Nigeria in West Africa, it is about Queen Aminatou who was known as a great military strategist. A cavalry-trained Queen who fought …

Anansé et le Lièvre

February 5th, 2021


Anansé a encore trouvé une ruse pour de ne pas mourir de faim, au détriment d'autres animaux... mais Leuk le lièvre ne le laissera pas faire!
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Sundiata Keita

January 31st, 2021


Today’s story, is from Mali in West Africa and we will listen to a legend from the Malinke People. This story is based on an Epic poem: Sundiata …

L'oiseau et le serpent

January 29th, 2021


Un conte qui nous vient du Sénégal! 
L'origine du proverbe: un malheur ne vient jamais seul... mais est-ce que vrai? Ecouter et décider de vous-même.

Queen Ranavalona the 1st

January 17th, 2021


Ranavalona I (born Rabodoandrianampoinimerina (also called Ramavo around 1778)   also known as Ranavalo-Manjaka I, was sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar from 1828 to 1861. After positioning herself as queen …

Queen Nzinga

November 29th, 2020


Many fascinating stories and legends are attributed to Queen Nzinga. In an often-repeated tale, the Portuguese governor, Correia de Sousa, did not offer a chair for Nzinga to sit on during their negotiations, and …

Why Lizard Moves His Head

November 16th, 2020


Male Lizards, those found in parts of West Africa, have the habit of nodding their heads as if to answer a question. Find out why and what Anansi the trickster had to do with it!


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The Origin Of Death (Maasai Myth)

November 8th, 2020


This episode comes from the Maasai Region (Maasai people are found in both Kenya and Tanzania). The Maasai are fascinating people. Their culture and …

The Disobedient Daughter And The Skull

October 18th, 2020


Affiong meets a delightful stranger and decides to get married despite her parent's advice... with dire consequences. 
This is our 10th Episode! 


Hassebu and the King Of Snakes

October 11th, 2020


A story from Eastern Africa, originally told in Swahili, Hassebu is a young man faced with the consequences of his choices. Will he save himself or …

The Twin Brothers

October 4th, 2020


A tale of brotherly love, ingratitude, bravery and betrayal. Find out about Luemba and Mavungu's interesting tale.


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Queen Pokou

September 27th, 2020


This is the story of the legendary Queen Abla Pokou and the origins of the Baule people of Ivory Coast, sad but beautiful.
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Adamou L'orphelin

September 23rd, 2020


Un proverbe africain dit : " L'enfant qui n'est pas embrassé par le village le brûlera pour sentir la chaleur "... voici un example!


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The Pot Of Wisdom

September 20th, 2020


How did common sense became so common? Find out... and of course, our favourite trickster is involved!


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The Making Of "The Monkey's Fiddle"

September 13th, 2020


A "behind the scenes" episode into the art of African storytelling, specifically the making of "The Monkey's Fiddle". Enjoy!

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Les Trois Sourds

September 9th, 2020


La femme, l'homme et le judge... qui d'entre eux est le plus sourd?


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The Monkey's Fiddle

September 6th, 2020


Wolf plots to steal Monkey's property... will he succeed? *Music by George Maqoma.


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Le Maître Des Animaux

September 2nd, 2020


Découvrez comment l'Homme, avec l"aide de la Femme, devient le maître des animaux.


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Why we have "Anansi" tales.

August 30th, 2020


Anansi The Spider wants all folktales to be about him, but Nyame is in his way. Will Anansi succeed in getting his way...?


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About us

August 11th, 2020


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