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Where Stories Come From – A Zulu Folktale

Where Stories Come From

Where Stories Come From – A Zulu Folktale

Spotlight Theme – Stories

What is your favorite story from childhood?  Most of us can name at least one story that lingers in our hearts and memories from when we were a young child – it might be a classic fairytale or folktale, or simply a family story that was handed down from generation to generation.

One of our episodes this month is a lovely Zulu folktale that tells us the origin of stories and is a perfect example of this quote from Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Doris Lessing. 

“The storytellers go back and back, to a clearing in the forest where a great fire burns, and the old shamans dance and sing, for our heritage of stories began in fire, magic, the spirit world.”

Here are some discussion questions to share with your children.

Discussion Questions

Jar full of question marks
  • Can you remember all the different animals the woman went to in search of stories?
  • Which animal was able to help her in the end?
  • How did that animal help her?
  • What is your favorite story and why?
  • Do you know any stories by heart that you could tell to someone?

If you haven’t already done so, get in touch with us at www.journeywithstory.com/contact and let us know your listener’s favorite story and send us their drawings and letters so we can share.

We love to hear from our listeners. Leave a comment below!

Join me next month for June’s Spotlight Story!

Feel free to visit my YouTube channel Kathleen Pelley

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