THE COCK WHO CAUSED A FIGHT BETWEEN TWO TOWNS

EKPO and Etim were half-brothers, that is to say they had the same mother, but different fathers. Their...

MYTHICAL CREATION OF THE YORUBA TRIBE

The Yoruba tribe were believed to have emerged from Oduduwa (one of the servants of Olodumare- the Supreme...

OLURONBI

A very long time ago, there was a village where many of the women were barren. They desperately...

THE CREATION OF THE WORLD: A YORUBA MYTH

This is the story of how the world was created according to the Yorubas of West Africa. The...

SPIDER AND THE HONEY TREE

There was once a young girl from a village far way who had a special talent for finding...

THE TORTOISE AND THE WISDOM OF THE WORLD

One day, Ijapa the tortoise became determined to make sure that he was the wisest creature in the...

WHY THE HIPPOPOTAMUS LIVES IN THE WATER

MANY years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land;...

AN AFRICAN FOLKTALE: THE STOLEN SOUP AROMA

A long time ago in the village of Ipetumodu, there lived a poor woman. This woman was so...

ANANSE AND THE POT OF WISDOM

..or NO ONE PERSON CAN HAVE ALL THE WISDOM IN THE WORLD This is a very old story...

ITUEN AND THE KING’S WIFE

ITUEN was a young man of Calabar. He was the only child of his parents, and they were...