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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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Temo and the plant thieves

Temo was a clever young girl who lived in the village of Qunu. She loved going to school and learning new things. One day at school, her class learnt about planting and growing vegetables. Temo was so fascinated by this idea that she could not wait to get home to tell her parents about it.

BRRRRING! The last school bell of the day rang and all the children rushed out of their classrooms to make their way home.

 

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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

Crocodile and the lost boy

Posted on July 3rd, 2018