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Looking for stories to read in a range of African languages and English? Try our growing collection of stories to print out or read aloud. 

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The old woman’s soup

Once upon a time, there was an old woman who sold the best soup at the village market. It was delicious, hot chicken soup. Nobody in the village knew the old woman’s name. Nobody knew where she lived. And nobody knew why her soup was so tasty nor why it was so hot.

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The old woman’s soup

Posted on May 14th, 2019

Lolo fixes the internet

Posted on April 11th, 2019

Ginger

Posted on March 8th, 2019

Dimpho and Sello’s mom had a problem. “My feet felt like blocks of ice last night!” she told the children one Monday morning. “They were so cold I couldn’t sleep. Now I’m very tired!” 

Flying a kite

Posted on February 4th, 2019

Tshepo and Motlatsi are flying their kite when it accidently ends up on their neighbour’s roof and breaks her TV aerial. The boys hide because they are scared they will get into trouble. What will the neighbour do? And what will the boys do?

Skycatcher

Posted on January 21st, 2019

One rainy day Josh decides to make a kite. The next day he goes outside to fly his new kite with his friends. When Josh gives Neo a change to hold the string, Neo accidently drops it and the kite flies higher and higher! Will the friends be able to catch the kite before it flies away?

The rainmaker

Posted on January 21st, 2019

Once upon a time in the Kgalagadi, there lived an old man named Rapula. He had the power to make it rain. After many years, Rapula became ill and his power weakened. This caused a great drought and much suffering. The people of the Kgalagadi knew it was time for Rapula to pass on his power, but who would he pass it on to?

The giraffe and the fox

Posted on January 21st, 2019

Once upon a time, a giraffe and fox were best friends. They were both good at stealing and often got up to no good. While stealing food on a nearby farm one day, the friends get into a fight through which they learn about the meaning of friendship.

Dirty Dassie

Posted on January 21st, 2019

Because Dumi Dassie is very scared of water, he never joins the other dassies when they go to the pool to wash. Dumi gets so dirty that the elders ask him to leave the village. But then it starts raining …

Busi's gift

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

Mom's best vase

Posted on November 2nd, 2018