African Folktales are important
for the sustenance of African culture, language, and
identity.The tales usually
carry significant cultural wisdom, moral lessons, and societal
values, each one a vibrant oral adventure that strengthens
family and community bonds while transmitting cultural
knowledge across generations.
Virtually all African tribes have their own unique folktales
which are part of the ancient lores of the people. There are
also general folktales that have passed from tribe to tribe,
looping from shimmering coastlands through the lush savanna,
across tropical highlands to the vast Desert and back, evolving
with each tribal retelling, and forming a general body of
knowledge that Africans share.
The Moonlight Tales project works to collate both the unique
and general African folktales for the enjoyment and cultural
sustenance of children in the diaspora. The journey begins with
tales from the Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa people of Nigeria and
continues onwards through — who knows where in Africa.
Join us regularly on Moonlight Tales to
find out where we go next.
Are you a storyteller?Can you
contribute a cultural story in your home
language?We need you.Contact