Swahili Folklore

A Compilation of Animal Facts, Folktales, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs

by Gloria D. Gonsalves



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/16/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781665595100
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781665595117

About the Book

Sometimes old memories come fl ooding back into one’s mind with nostalgic eff ect. One day my brain felt like a giant elephant as I hummed old songs and rhymes that dated as far back as my days in nursery school. My native country Tanzania was preoccupying me. I felt the urge to share these wonderful childhood memories. It was time to show my gratitude to all my teachers who made my school days a joy to remember and also to share the gift of memory with all the children in this universe. Th is book consists of nursery rhymes, songs and 20 Swahili folk tales translated into English. Th e stories were written and submitted by school children from Manundu Primary School in my hometown Korogwe. 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. Th e nursery rhymes, songs and animal facts were contributed by me. Th ese were inspired by memories from my school time experiences and also a wish to instill children with an appreciation for the wild animals, especially those belonging to the List of Th reatened Animals. For every child who wishes to explore their wild and fun side, just fl ick through the pages of this book and get acquainted with the Swahili folklore and Tanzanian wildlife. Tanzania warmly welcomes you. “Karibu sana!”

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