I want to re-introduce my book Swahili Folklore: A Compilation of Animal Facts, Folktales, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs.
This book consists of nursery rhymes, songs, and 20 Kiswahili folk tales translated into English. The stories were written and submitted by school children from Manundu Primary School in my hometown of Korogwe. In Tanzania, oral lore is a common tradition of transmitting stories from one generation to another. I did not wish to see this knowledge get lost, but preserved in a written book. I contributed the nursery rhymes, songs, and animal facts. Memories from my school experiences and also a desire to instill children with an appreciation for wild animals inspired these stories, especially those belonging to the List of Threatened Animals.
Swahili Folklore is an excellent book to introduce children and adults to Tanzania. Any adult who grew up in Tanzania will find an old gem to remind them of their childhood. Children will experience a new country and its stories, learn about the wildlife, and enjoy creative pieces by other international children, including Tanzania.
The book is available on all major online platforms, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Thalia. I am working to remove the old version from distribution. Nevertheless, to differentiate the two versions, pay attention to the published dates. The latest published date is January 2022.