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African Storybook Project Logo FINAL 3 copy

 

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

The Digital Classroom offers a number of the African Storybook titles in all 11 South African languages. Below you will find the stories in English. Downloading is zero rated for Vodacom subscribers.

The order of the stories is the same in every language. More titles will be added regularly to grow our African Storybook library.

 

Click on the title to download the story in PDF format.

 

Big blue bus

Big Blue Bus

Big blue bus

Mecelin Kakoro
Mango Tree

Chicken and Millipede

Chicken and the Millipede

Chicken and Millipede

Winny Asara
Magriet Brink

Keeper and his special nursery

Keeper and his special nursery

Keeper and his special nursery

African Storybook
Magriet Brink

I like to read

I like to read

I like to read

Letta Machoga
Wiehan de Jager

Disability is not inability

Disability is not inability

Disability is not inability

Agnes Mabururu
Wiehan de Jager

Hamisi's lucky day

Hamisi's lucky day

Hamisi's lucky day

Adelheid Marie Bwire
Rob Owen

Hen tricks Eagle

Hen tricks Eagle

Hen tricks Eagle

Nathan Higenyi
Rob Owen

Friends

Friends

Friends

Zimbili Dlamini and Hlengiwe Zondi
Catherine Groenewald

Rabbit under the tree

Rabbit under the tree

Rabbit under the tree

Phumy Zikode
Wiehan de Jager

How ant saved dove

How ant saved dove

How ant saved dove

Kholeka Mabeta and Judith Baker
Wiehan de Jager

Teacher Akinyi

Teacher Akinyi

Teacher Akinyi

Lawrence A. Konjuro
Vusi Malindi

Kalabushe the talkative

Kalabushe the talkative

Kalabushe the talkative

Gaspah Juma
Jesse Breytenbach

King Kayanja and his daughter

King Kayanja and his daughter

King Kayanja and his daughter

Amana Yunus
Natalie Propa

King of the birds

King of the birds

King of the birds

South African Folktale

Wiehan de Jager

Magozwe

Magozwe

Magozwe

Lesley Koyi
Wiehan de Jager

Maguru gives legs

Maguru gives legs

Maguru gives legs

Mutugi Kamundi
Wiehan de Jager

My teacher

My teacher

My teacher

Zimbili Dlamini and Hlengiwe Zondi
Jesse Pietersen

My red ball

My red ball

My red ball

Khothatso Ranoosi and Marion Drew
Marion Drew

Nangila’s courage

Nangila’s courage

Nangila’s courage

Violet Otieno
Vusi Malindi

Curious baby elephant

Curious baby elephant

Curious baby elephant

Judith Baker and Lorato Trok
Wiehan de Jager

Porridge

porridge

Porridge

Zimbili Dlamini and Hlengiwe Zondi
Catherine Groenewald

I enjoy doing

I enjoy doing

I enjoy doing

Ursula Nafula
Wiehan de Jager

Pendo our cow

Pendo our cow

Pendo our cow

Ruth Odondi
Rob Owen

Palesa loves plants

Palesa loves plants

Palesa loves plants

African Storybook
Jesse Pietersen

One hot Saturday afternoon

One hot Saturday afternoon

One hot Saturday afternoon

Nombulelo Thabane and Tessa Welch
Wiehan de Jager

Holidays with grandmother

Holidays with grandmother

Holidays with grandmother

Violet Otieno
Catherine Groenewald

Forest of snakes

Forest of snakes

Forest of snakes

Joseph Sanchez Nadimo
Rob Owen

Searching for the spirit of Spring

Searching for the spirit of Spring

Searching for the spirit of Spring

Mosa Mahlaba
Selina Masego Morulane

Namu’s bicycle

Namu’s bicycle

Namu’s bicycle

Munanga ASb teachers
Wiehan de Jager