Children Bedtime Stories: Oral stories and narratives from Ajok Village in South Sudan 

Posted: February 10, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

Children Bedtime Stories: Narrated from the Perspective of Ajok Village in South Sudan (Paperback) – January 12, 2018 – by James A. Garang (Author), Ben Alic (Author), Maria Ayak (Author)

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Children Bedtime Stories: Narrated from the Perspective of Ajok Village in South Sudan Paperback – January 12, 2018 – by James A. Garang (Author),‎ Ben Alic (Author),‎ Maria Ayak (Author)

The booklet contains fifteen short bedtime stories. They cover creation accounts, tales about a giant called Choldit, and other related stories featuring lions, foxes, elephants, and other creatures. Each story is brief and crafted in a way that teaches children or adults, too, certain ethics. The authors point to morals learned at the end of each story. These oral stories, indeed, enable children to appreciate nature and, by extension, teach them lifelong values worth emulating. They teach children to shun out vices, such as deceit, cowardice, and wickedness, among others. These stories are unique too; they come from a remote and unknown village—Ajok. Given that oral stories are from a memory, which is bound to fail, they may not be the same across every village in South Sudan among the Dinka Malual, let alone the entire Jieng. Hence, readers should expect even village variations if they are to read other accounts. It is available online via Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Children-Bedtime-Stories-Narrated-Perspective/dp/1543451640/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1517155121&sr=1-1&keywords=garang

This short collection of oral accounts features terse tales, from fox to hyena to elephant. It is our hope that school children, from 1st through 6th graders would find them enjoyable.

 

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