The tradition of story telling in African is gradually fading away.Children don’t even have time to sit at the the feet of the old folks to listen to rich African stories.They would rather watch Hannah Montana,text or browse the internet.
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My 82 year old great grandmother loves to tell us stories,she has always loved it.When I was younger,I remember her gathering all of us in the evenings to tell us stories.She would pause in the middle of the story to sing.

Every one of her stories had a moral lesson.Some are really interesting and some are humourous.

Now,sister,as we call her is old.Sometimes,we pin her down to retell us stories but old age is catching up to her and she forgets some of them.What are great grand children for?? We are here to remind her 🙂

‘Nta ny3 loo Nka ta ny3’ this is what sister starts her stories with..It means ‘should I tell you or not’.Then we respond  ‘W) mli here bo n) ta w)’ meaning ‘we are listening to you,tell us’

I hope to publish all the stories that sister tells us soon.Its a legacy!.

How can we perserve our story tellling tradition?? Share your suggestions 🙂