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About African Storybook

African Storybook Project Logo 4 Digital Classroom

The African Storybook is an initiative of Saide, a non-profit organisation dedicated to enabling successful open learning for all in Sub-Saharan Africa.

At you can find, create, or translate over 4 000 picture storybooks in the languages of Africa for children aged two to ten. The storybooks and the creation and translation tools are completely free.

You can download and copy the stories and/or illustrations without having to ask for permission or pay a fee. The stories can be read online or offline or printed from the website. There is also a free African Storybook Reading App available from Google Play or the Apple Store.



The Digital Classroom offers a number of the African Storybook titles in all 11 South African languages. Downloading is zero rated for Vodacom subscribers. Click on the language of your choice below. The order of the stories is the same on every page. More titles will be added regularly to grow our African Storybook library.



African Storybook Teachers' books

Click on the title and then on the book cover to download the story in PDF format.

Grade 1


Incwadi kaThisha Ibanga 1


Grade 2


Incwadi kaThisha
Ibanga 2

Grade 3


Incwadi kaThisha
Ibanga 3