African Stories

Read the best free African folk tales and contemporary African children’s picture books online!

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Smelly Simha

Simha won’t take a bath and is SMELLY! But some fleas who love to party are about to make him think twice!

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Yapo Saves The Day

Yapo really wants to score a goal… but will he pass it to his team-mate when the going gets tough?

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Lesedi’s Sandbox

Lesedi dreams of visiting the beach, so his parents make him a sandbox to dream in…

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The New Road

Some children are worried about the insects when a new road is built.

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Mali’s Friend

Mali is happy playing alone – but then he meets a new friend.

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I Will Help You

Lungile helps a heron who has become stuck in barbed wire. What happens next time Lungile needs some help?

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The Lost Laugh

Hyena has lost his laugh and can’t find it anywhere. Luckily there’s a tickly monkey friend to help him find it !

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Where is Thabo?

It’s a school day… and nobody in the family can find Thabo!