Story-telling in Africa.
Many African stories on this site, has various versions that differs from tribe to tribe. Some came as ideas or gifts from our San / Bushmen friends, some told by our grand-parents to us, and some written by Chrigi-in-Africa.
My name is Chrigi. Let me tell you a story: My younger brother and I was born
and raised in Namibia, the old mandate territory of South West
We spend most of our youth on my Grand-dad's farm in the Kalahari region of Namibia. On the farm, we had a young Kalahari Bushman put in charge of us as a minder.
Often a day was spend exploring and hunting in the bush with him. Not only did he teach us how to hunt, but also about plants, animals, how to track, and how to make fire with two sticks. Many a night around a campfire in the bush, he would tell us stories and fables from his people, the Kalahari San. (The San is considered to the be the first people of Africa, and mostly still follow the ancient traditional life-style of hunter / gatherers.)
For the past 26+ years, I've been working and exploring Southern Africa as a Game Ranger and Safari guide. Often I have shared a campfire with tribal African people, and the exchange of stories are still very much part of the campfire conversation.
The magic of African stories is that they never stay the same, as each will be changed by the story-teller. Every story is a kind of never-ending story.