We share African and Caribbean folktales for the enjoyment of those young and young at heart, both at "home" and living in the African/Caribbean diaspora. Stories are retold by our storyteller Kesha Christie, the founder of Talkin' Tales. Our culture has a rich oral tradition and we seek to preserve it by educating and entertaining audiences with stories passed down from generation to generation.
Haiti celebrates it's independence on January 1st.
The story we share in this episode is a Bouki story, These stories have been told for as long as people can remember. They teach us how to live and how to behave. Bouki is a character that is very foolish or easily confused.
In this episode we are sharing with you an Bajan/ Barbadian folktale. Barbados celebrates it's independence from British rule on November 30th. Barbados received it's independence on November 30, 1966.
Let's celebrate with story!!!
A boy and a giant play dice...
Story in this episode:
Resource: The Journal of American Folklore Barbados Folklore - Vol. 38, No. 148 (Apr. - Jun., 1925), pp. 267-292 (26 pages)