South African Folk-Tales

James A. Hone├┐ (1880 - 1924)

James Albert Honeij (Honey) has collected a variety of South African folktales from previously published sources in English translation, to which he has also added some folktales translated from Afrikaans, along with some stories that he remembers hearing as a child. For a list of sources, see the back of the book; the list of sources is not included in this recording. There are San stories, along with Khoekhoe stories, as well as some stories from Bantu traditions of southern Africa. The focus is on animal stories, including many stories about the trickster jackal. - Summary by Laura Gibbs

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction laurakgibbs
00:08:22
Play 01 Hottentots and Bushmen laurakgibbs
00:01:39
Play 02 The Lost Message laurakgibbs
00:03:40
Play 03 The Monkey's Fiddle laurakgibbs
00:04:49
Play 04 The Tiger, the Ram, and the Jackal laurakgibbs
00:03:05
Play 05 The Jackal and the Wolf laurakgibbs
00:01:57
Play 06 A Jackal and a Wolf laurakgibbs
00:00:52
Play 07 The Lion, the Jackal, and the Man laurakgibbs
00:03:33
Play 08 The World's Reward laurakgibbs
00:05:35
Play 09 The Lion and Jackal laurakgibbs
00:09:14
Play 10 Tink-tinkje laurakgibbs
00:03:25
Play 11 The Lion and Jackal laurakgibbs
00:03:11
Play 12 Lion and Jackal laurakgibbs
00:05:07
Play 13 The Hunt of Lion and Jackal laurakgibbs
00:02:18
Play 14 Story of Lion and Little Jackal laurakgibbs
00:05:39
Play 15 The Lioness and the Ostrich laurakgibbs
00:02:14
Play 16 Crocodile's Treason laurakgibbs
00:09:23
Play 17 The Story of a Dam laurakgibbs
00:06:48
Play 18 The Dance for Water or Rabbit's Triumph laurakgibbs
00:05:17
Play 19 Jackal and Monkey laurakgibbs
00:03:10
Play 20 Lion's Share laurakgibbs
00:04:36
Play 21 Jackal's Bride laurakgibbs
00:02:01
Play 22 The Story of Hare laurakgibbs
00:07:38
Play 23 The White Man and Snake laurakgibbs
00:03:08
Play 24 Cloud-Eating laurakgibbs
00:01:25
Play 25 Lion's Illness laurakgibbs
00:01:29
Play 26 Jackal, Dove, and Heron laurakgibbs
00:02:11
Play 27 Cock and Jackal laurakgibbs
00:01:01
Play 28 Elephant and Tortoise laurakgibbs
00:04:29
Play 29 Tortoises Hunting Ostriches laurakgibbs
00:01:09
Play 30 The Judgment of Baboon laurakgibbs
00:03:12
Play 31 Lion and Baboon laurakgibbs
00:01:28
Play 32 The Zebra Stallion laurakgibbs
00:01:44
Play 33 When Lion Could Fly laurakgibbs
00:02:00
Play 34 Lion Who Thought Him Self Wiser Than His Mother laurakgibbs
00:03:11
Play 35 Lion Who Took a Woman's Shape laurakgibbs
00:08:40
Play 36 Why Has Jackal a Long, Black Stripe on His Back? laurakgibbs
00:00:58
Play 37 Horse Cursed by Sun laurakgibbs
00:01:10
Play 38 Lion's Defeat laurakgibbs
00:01:39
Play 39 The Origin of Death laurakgibbs
00:05:10