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Multilingual stories

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. 

Featured Story

Why the bat flies at night

Once upon a time, Legotlo, the bush rat, was very good friends with Mamanthwane, the bat. But Mamanthwane was jealous because everyone liked Legotlo more than they liked him, and so he does a terrible thing that changes both their lives forever. 

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How the ostrich got a long neck

Posted on January 11th, 2017

A ghost in Granny’s pyjamas

Posted on January 11th, 2017

The best detective

Posted on January 11th, 2017

The glass mountain

Posted on September 13th, 2016

A bowl of phutu

Posted on September 13th, 2016

Detective Gus, the gorilla

Posted on July 27th, 2016

A salad with eight colours

Posted on July 22nd, 2016

The farmer and his family

Posted on April 19th, 2016

Koketso's party shoes

Posted on April 11th, 2016

Gus, the gorilla

Posted on April 11th, 2016