The jackal and the wolf by James A. Honey (1910)

When publishing Hyena and the Hare: A story told by Maria Samson_ Malawi I remembered a story I once read in the book “SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES” BY JAMES A. HONEŸ, M.D. called THE JACKAL AND THE WOLF. HONEŸ published his book back in 1910. More than 100 years and more than 2500 kilometers apart, the similarities between…

“Hyena’s Horns” shared with us by Marcus R. Baynes-Rock

Adapted from: Werner 1968 Myths and Legends of the Bantu Hyena was wandering around the forest, looking for bits of food to eat when he noticed Kudu walking along. Hyena ran up alongside Kudu and asked where she was going. Kudu replied, ‘Haven’t you heard? There’s a big party, today, at the other side of…

“Hyena Tales” shared with us by Marcus R. Baynes-Rock

Three boys were walking together in the forest when they met with Hyena. They were very frightened and Hyena asked them, “Whose protection are you under?” The first boy answered, “I am under the protection of God” The second boy answered, “I am under the protection of the Earth” And the third boy answered, “I…

The Fish-eagle and Hyena: A story told by Dolase Shawa

                                            Dolase Shawa telling her story at Ngileni village, Zambia There was a fish-eagle and a hyena, they were good friends. Because of  poverty  in their country, they decided to go to another country to search for work. At one time, they had heard that in the neighbouring country, Malawi…

Beautiful traditional houses in Mozambique and Zambia

These are some amazing houses built in the traditional style of Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and many other countries in Africa. They are built with materials ranging from mud, bricks, woods to plastics and they are thatched with  grass. These materials are suitable for almost all seasons. Mambo village, chipata, Zambia  photo: Author, 10.07.2016 Tete, Mozambique…