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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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Timi and the barber

Timi and his mother lived in Mozala Town. There was something very unusual about Timi – his hair! It grew very quickly. It grew so quickly that every Saturday, Timi’s mother had to take him to the barber to have his hair cut. And if there was one thing that Timi really didn’t like, it was having his hair cut! Haircut time was worry time for Mom because Timi would cry. “I don’t want to have my hair cut!” he always said. 

 

 

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Posted on February 4th, 2019

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