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Rediscovering truth: African storytellers tap into rich tradition




Storyteller Mainmouna Jallow performs to the crowd at the Re-imagined Storytelling Festival in Nairobi, Kenya December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Hereward Holland
https://www.yahoo.com/news/rediscov...torytellers-tap-rich-tradition-082733827.html
Although written history has existed for centuries in West Africa, elsewhere on the continent knowledge and morality have mostly been transmitted through performance art, including the spoken word.


By Hereward Holland
Reuters

FILE PHOTO: A storyteller engages the crowd at the Re-imagined Storytelling Festival in Nairobi, Kenya December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Hereward Holland


A storyteller gestures with his fingers splayed above his head as he tells the modern fable about why chickens don't fly, as the Re-imagined Storytelling Festival in Nairobi, Kenya December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Hereward Holland


 
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