Meet The Storyteller – Baeletsi Tsatsi

#MeetTheStoryteller – Episode 8 Name: Baeletsi Tsatsi From: South Africa ***         ***      *** Baeletsi, it was such a pleasure meeting you during the 2018 edition of Sigana International Storytelling Festival. How did you get into storytelling? In 2013 a friend of mine, Mahlatsi Mokgonyana invited me to a show he had been invited to. It

Storytelling Spaces in Kenya

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.

The Red Underwear and Other Stories: Tales from Prague

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

Nurturing a love for Reading – Lessons from Frankfurt

Early this month, I was part of a group that visited school libraries in Frankfurt, with the aim of sharing, learning and observing practices that make school libraries in Germany to be voted among the most efficient. The group included librarians from schools and universities and the Nairobi County government, headteachers from around the country

Meet The Storyteller – Episode 1

Meet The Storyteller: Episode 1 Storyteller: Lavanya Prasad From: Bangalore – India    ***** So, whats your story? I am a dreamer who sees everything as stories in this world. Stories are an intricate part of me. I’ve been telling stories since I learnt to speak, that’s what I heard from my maternal grandfather, the

Butiama Chronicles – The Grand Finale

#ButiamaChronicles The Grand Finale Let me tell you of my very first stage experience. I had been cast to play Aunt Kezia in the play Aminata by Francis Imbuga. Looking back, it was kind of a complex role. A conservative woman, Aunt Kezia could not wrap her head around the fact that a man, her