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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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Nomsa’s shopping list

Nomsa was watching her big sister, Mandisa, make a necklace. Their mother called from the kitchen, “Mandisa, please go to the shop for me.

Here is the shopping list.” Mandisa read the shopping list, “Bread, margarine, peanut butter, apricot jam, flour, eggs, sugar, milk, tea, and salt.

 

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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

The two brothers

Posted on October 9th, 2018

The small seed

Posted on October 9th, 2018

The tortoise’s song

Posted on August 2nd, 2018

Palesa's List

Posted on August 2nd, 2018

Little Mouse

Posted on July 3rd, 2018