The Art of Stories and Rocks

Dear Friends and Story Lovers Kapilolo Mahongo carries an ancient oral storytelling tradition in his memory. Last week he visited the exquisite rock art etchings in the Klein Karoo with Spanish folklorist, Jose Manuel de Prada Samper, who took these photographs. This...

Meet Storyteller Likua Kambembe

Dear Friends and Story Lovers, Likua Kambembe is a member of the !Xun Council of Elders and carrier of a great deal of traditional stories. He helps direct the Council’s Kulimatji project – dedicated to the continued life of his community’s oral...

Meet Storyteller, Kunyanda Shikamo

Dear Friends and Story Lovers, Here is Kunyanda Shikamo arriving at the Kalahari Desert Festival 2013, with her dancing gear in hand. She was born in the village of Mucusso in Angola in 1954 and has lived on the Khwe and !Xun communal farm in the Northern Cape...

Kalahari Desert Stories and Storytellers

 Dear Friends and Story Lovers, I recently had the privilege of telling stories with San storytellers at the 2013 The Kalahari Desert Festival.  Naro speaker, Bega Xhaase (below), who travelled from his home in Ghanzi in Botswana to be with us, told this story about...

New Publication: The Mud Baby

“I cannot go a moment longer without writing to tell you how much your audio story of The Mud Baby has meant to me. The careful, evocative way you have put it together, making it accessible to all, is most inspiring. It is a most humbling document about loss,...