Wangari the Storyteller has perfected the art of storytelling, capturing the imagination of both the young and old with entertaining, interactive, and educative performances. She has become a favourite of many a school if the regular invitations she gets is anything to go by. She has told stories as far as Sweden, Iran, India and
In the ideal world, I would just need to pack my bags with smashing outfits and enchanting stories, a few copies of my children’s books, an open mind, a smile, and some space for adventure before heading to the airport.
Silence. Total blackout. Even the moon disappears for a long minute. The barely visible faces in the crowd hold their breath. Suddenly, a loud scream comes from behind me. For a moment, my heart races faster. “Jowi! Jowi! Jowi!” a solitary voice calls in the darkness. The call is picked by the shadowy figures crouched
Africa has a long tradition of practicing oral storytelling. Stories were told by grandparents and parents around the fireplace for different aims – entertainment, as a way of teaching genealogy, history of the community, to caution, advise among other reasons. There were also griots that were specialized in this art, whose trade was telling stories.
Prague is simply stunning. The capital of Czech, it is a city beautified by amazing medieval architecture, numerous nature parks, theatre spaces and a cultural diversity. The country itself is only 10 million people strong. Like a clock that clock reverses back in time, the city gives a kind of perfect relaxation and artistic inspiration