Stories

Looking for stories to read in a range of African languages and English? Try our growing collection of stories to print out or read aloud. 

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The bouncing cabbage

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The best, best friend

Layla’s best friend is Shireen, except that Shireen always has to be the best at everything! Layla loves jigsaw puzzles and she takes out a new one from the library each week. So when Shireen comes to play, Layla wants to build her new puzzle. Shireen has other plans and only wants to play the games that she is best at. This could ruin their friendship.

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The best detective

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Hanna’s friends

Hanna’s dad is a fisherman and is away from home for days and days. Hanna’s mom works very hard and has to work every day of the week for a whole month! This makes Hanna feel very lonely. It also means Hanna has to stay with Tannie Taliep who wants to do nothing more than drink her tea while watching her soapie. When Tannie Taliep sends Hanna to the shop to buy bread and milk, Hanna finds an old piece of paper with lots of pictures of a girl called Jamela. Hanna looks everywhere for Jamela, but can’t find her, that is until her class visits the library one day …

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Everyone’s special

One day Mandla goes for a walk in the forest. Along the way, he meets Elephant, Giraffe and Waterbuck. He discovers that they can all do special things that he can’t do. This makes him feel sad … until his mother explains that we are all special in different ways.

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