Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Abstract

I grew up reading folk tales from all over the world. Storytelling is a fundamental component of many societies, especially in Africa, and because so many of the stories told have been translated into English, I’ve been exposed to these societies and their cultures. In my project, I returned the favor, translating two short folk tales from English into Swahili. I presented the stories in parallel so that a reader of either tongue might experience the other and enjoy the stories.

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