Marrying a Hyena_: A story told by Linly Mpotalinga_ Malawi

There was a beautiful girl who was not married. Many men came to ask her for marriage but she refused them. Then came the hyena looking nice in very expensive clothes, to ask her for marriage. The girl immediately fell in love with him. “You are the man i have been waiting for.” Said the…

Jacaranda cultural troupe

In Malawi and many African countries, to dance is to live. In this video clip, Jacaranda cultural troupe show off their dance talents at Balantyre arts festival 2017. Recorded on 08.12.2017, Blantyre, Malawi  

The lost Monkey: A story told by Muhundi

A long time ago a farmer raised a monkey, and he taught the monkey every habit of human beings. He took him as his own child. One day the farmer and his wife were going to the fields, they instructed the monkey to remain at home and not go anywhere until their return. The farmer …

The Sheep and the Hyena: A story told by Kyondo

A long time ago the Sheep and the Hyena were good friends. One day the Hyena went to visit the Sheep. The Sheep told his wife to prepare nsima (porridge) without relish. As it happened, she prepared porridge without relish and her husband was told to put his tail close to the fire. When he…

Nthano : A poetry by Matt_hewpoet

Stars shooting Crickets chirping Owls hooting fear creeping Padangokhala! That’s how all the stories would start “Tili tonse!” would mean we are listening Not just with the ears but with the heart It was more like a preview of a movie Grannie’s words painting vivid pictures Of leaders, ceasers I mean kings of the jungle…