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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 isiZulu. 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.

  

Ibhasi elikhulu eliluhlaza

Cover

Ibhasi elikhulu eliluhlaza

Pumla Mdontswa and Zanele Zuma
Mango Tree

UNkukhu noShongololo

UNkukhu noShongololo

UNkukhu noShongololo

Pumla Mdontswa
Magriet Brink

Ikhaya Lezilwane Elikhethekile

Ikhaya Lezilwane Elikhethekile

Ikhaya Lezilwane Elikhethekile

Pumla Mdontswa
Magriet Brink

Ngiyathanda ukufunda

Ngiyathanda ukufunda

Ngiyathanda ukufunda

Cynthia Nxele,
Zanele Zuma and
Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

Abazona izehluleki

Abazona izehluleki

Abazona izehluleki

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

Usuku lukaHamisi lwenhlanhla

Usuku lukaHamisi lwenhlanhla

Usuku lukaHamisi lwenhlanhla

Pumla Mdontswa and Zanele Zuma
Rob Owen

USikhukhukazi uqiliga uKhozi

USikhukhukazi uqiliga uKhozi

USikhukhukazi uqiliga uKhozi

Pumla Mdontswa and Zanele Zuma
Rob Owen

Abangane

Cover

Abangane

Zimbili Dlamini and Hlengiwe Zondi
Catherine Groenewald

Unogwaja ngaphansi kwesihlahla

Unogwaja ngaphansi kwesihlahla

Unogwaja ngaphansi kwesihlahla

Phumy Zikode, Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

UTsheketshe usindisa uJuba

UTsheketshe usindisa uJuba

UTsheketshe usindisa uJuba

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

Uthisha uZanele

Uthisha uZanele

Uthisha uZanele

Margaret Nokuthula Zondi
Vusi Malindi

Intombazane eyayikuthanda ukukhuluma

Intombazane eyayikuthanda ukukhuluma

Intombazane eyayikuthanda ukukhuluma

Zimbili Dlamini, Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Jesse Breytenbach

Inkosi uNdabenhle nendodakazi yayo

Inkosi uNdabenhle nendodakazi yayo

Inkosi uNdabenhle nendodakazi yayo

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Natalie Propa

Inkosi yezinyoni

Inkosi yezinyoni

Inkosi yezinyoni

Zimbili Dlamini, Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

Mhlaba ngiyakuhlonipha

Mhlaba ngiyakuhlonipha

Mhlaba ngiyakuhlonipha

Margaret Nokuthula Zondi and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

UMveli unikela ngemilenze

UMveli unikela ngemilenze

UMveli unikela ngemilenze

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

Uthisha wami

Uthisha wami

Uthisha wami

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Jesse Pietersen

Ibhola lami elibomvu

Ibhola lami elibomvu

Ibhola lami elibomvu

Margaret Nokuthula Zondi
Marion Drew

Isibindi sikaNolwazi

Isibindi sikaNolwazi

Isibindi sikaNolwazi

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Vusi Malindi

Indlovu eyayithanda izinto

Indlovu eyayithanda izinto

Indlovu eyayithanda izinto

Zimbili Dlamini
Wiehan de Jager

Umama upheka kamnandi

Umama upheka kamnandi

Umama upheka kamnandi

Pumla Mdontswa and Zanele Zuma
Catherine Groenewald

Engijabulela ukukwenza

isizuilu book3

Engijabulela ukukwenza I enjoy doing

Foundation Phase teachers Umlazi, Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

UNondlini wakwethu

UNondlini wakwethu

UNondlini wakwethu

 Pumla Mdontswa and Zanele Zuma
Rob Owen

UPalesa uthanda izitshalo

UPalesa uthanda izitshalo

UPalesa uthanda izitshalo

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Jesse Pietersen

Ngomunye umGqibelo ntambama kushisa

Ngomunye umGqibelo ntambama kushisa

Ngomunye umGqibelo ntambama kushisa

Fikile Khuboni and Pumla Mdontswa
Wiehan de Jager

UMondli noMbali bavakashela ugogo wabo

UMondli noMbali bavakashela ugogo wabo

UMondli noMbali bavakashela ugogo wabo

Pumla Mdontswa
Catherine Groenewald

Inyoka yehlathi, uMagilogilo

Inyoka yehlathi, uMagilogilo

Inyoka yehlathi, uMagilogilo

Zanele Zuma and Pumla Mdontswa
Rob Owen

Silangazelela ugqozi lokubungaza intwasahlobo

Silangazelela ugqozi lokubungaza intwasahlobo Zanele Zuma Selina Masego Morulane

Silangazelela ugqozi lokubungaza intwasahlobo

Zanele Zuma
Selina Masego Morulane

Ibhayisikili LikaNamakuru

Ibhayisikili LikaNamakuru

Ibhayisikili LikaNamakuru

Margaret Nokuthula Zondi
Wiehan de Jager

 

First words, first sentences, first paragraphs and longer paragraphs

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The African Storybook stories in isiZulu are available in the categories: first words, first sentences, first paragraphs and longer paragraphs.  

First words

Abangani

abangane

Abangani

Zimbili Dlamini and Hlengiwe Zondi
Catherine Groenewald

A story about a boy and his friends, and the activities they like to do.

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Ibhola lami elibomvu

Ibhola

Ibhola lami elibomvu

A big red ball goes on a journey.

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Umdokwe

Umdokwe

Umdokwe

Mom is away and Dad is making the morning porridge.

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First sentences

Umgcini nesikhungo esikhethekile

Umgcini 2

Umgcini nesikhungo esikhethekile

A story about rescued baby animals arriving at a nursery for orphans. These little animals are nursed and looked after by a special person and his team of helpers.

Download this story in isiZulu

Uthisha uZanele

utisha 2

Uthisha uZanele

A short and simple story about a wonderful teacher and what she teaches us.

Download this story in isiZulu

First paragraphs

Ikhala lendlovu

  Ikhala

Ikhala lendlovu

Why does the elephant have a long nose?

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UZama intombazanya

uzama

UZama intombazanya

Kalabushe is friendly and curious, and she likes talking. This gets her into trouble, but it also helps her to escape. What do you learn from Kalabushe?

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Longer paragraphs

Ngumunye Umgqlbelo ntambamba

Ngumunye

Ngumunye Umgqlbelo ntambamba

On a very hot Saturday afternoon, three children go to play next to the river. Even though they are not allowed to swim, they soon strip and start splashing in the water. When they want to go home again, they can’t find their clothes. How will they explain themselves to their mother?

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UMondli noMbali

UMondli

UMondli noMbali

Two children are excited as they prepare to visit their grandmother in her village. They enjoy life in the village so much that when they return home, they long for the next visit.

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UNgcede inkosi yezinyoni

UNgcede

UNgcede inkosi yezinyoni

The birds want a king, but they have difficulty choosing. They decide that the bird that can fly highest will be made king. The African Vulture thinks he has won the contest, but a tiny bird tricks him. Do the birds get their king?

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Unogwaja ngaphansi

  Unogwaja

Unogwaja ngaphansi

While Rabbit is sleeping under an apple tree, an apple falls to the ground. At the same time, Rabbit hears a voice shouting "Run rabbit run!" That's when the pandemonium starts!

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