African Folktales Podcast

An in-depth exploration of folktales from all parts of Africa. Listen to popular and obscure folktales from all over Africa.


Episodes Date

In this episode, we delve into a story about three rival brothers that leaves us with more questions than answers.
July 14, 2019
In this episode, the theme of jealousy is explored in a story about The Jealousy of the Blind Man.
July 7, 2019
This episode is a rather short one that reveals the story of how the dog became the friend of man.
July 1, 2019
In this episode, we delve into another fascinating tale about Ananse titled Ananse and the Corncob. This story was told among the Krachi, close neighbours of the Ashanti, who preserved their independe...
June 25, 2019
In this episode, we delve into a tale of Why Elephant And Hyena Live Far From People. The author collected this story among others from Zimbabwe and Botswana.
June 16, 2019
In this episode, we delve into a south african folktale centered on the Zulu people. A gripping tale about seven magic birds.
June 9, 2019
Hello and welcome to the first episode of the African Folktales Podcast. African folktales were originally not written down, but were passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth. They we...
June 3, 2019