African Stories

Read the best free African folk tales and contemporary African children’s picture books online!

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Mali’s Friend

Mali is happy playing alone – but then he meets a new friend.

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I Will Help You

Lungile helps a heron who has become stuck in barbed wire. What happens next time Lungile needs some help?

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The Lost Laugh

Hyena has lost his laugh and can’t find it anywhere. Luckily there’s a tickly monkey friend to help him find it !

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Where is Thabo?

It’s a school day… and nobody in the family can find Thabo!

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Just Like Me

Rahah is having a birthday party. Would you like to come too ?

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No !

One day, Nosisi just wants to say ‘No!’ to everybody!

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Circles

A mother vulture teaches a baby vulture about the cycles of life and death.

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Sleepy Mr Sloth

Mr Sloth just wants to find one comfortable branch to sleep on. But how can he, when he’s sharing the tree?

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Mogau’s Gift

Mogau is born with a full set of teeth – but that’s not his most special gift!