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Short African Story of Death, Disease, and Shame

Short African Story Death, Disease, and Shame

Short African Story of Death, Disease, and Shame



This African short story has many life lessons so pay attention.


Short African Story of Death, Disease, Shame

Short African Story of Death, Disease, Shame


Funmi is ambitious to be the wisest man in his community and to profit thereby at the expense of his community. 


He, therefore, makes a long journey into the forest to become the pupil of a famous spiritual healer. Funmi finds the country’s greatest Spiritual healer, and says to him, "Great teacher, I come to you in search of wisdom. I wish to be master over my community and neighbors, even as you are master over spirits and magic. You have a nature, a character which I feel very close to and want to be a part of.”


"First let me ask you," says the great Spiritual healer, "if you mean to be my true companion as well as my lifelong apprentice." — "I do," quickly answers Funmi.


Funmi stays with the great spiritual leader many years gaining wisdom. To him, on leaving, Spiritual healer makes gifts, — a woman to be his wife; animals, male and female, to increase to him; fine cloth; gold and ivory. Funmi makes Spiritual healer promise to return his visit.


One-day Spiritual healer decides to pay the promised visit to Funmi. He sends out a runner with an ivory horn to call out his return. Traveling with the spiritual healer is Death, Disease, and Shame.


Spiritual healer arrived near Funmi's village, the herald blows the horn, and Funmi recognizes it.


Instead of preparing to greet his mentor and great teacher, Funmi says to his wife, "When Spiritual healer arrives, you must weep bitterly, and say, 'My poor husband is dead! What shall I do? What shall I do?'"


Suddenly Funmi runs into the forest, digs a hole for his grave, and jumps into it. The great Spiritual healer hears Funmi's wife wailing, "My poor husband is dead! My poor husband is dead! What shall I do? What shall I do?"



So Spiritual healer sends Death to Funmi's grave to find out who has killed him. Presently Death returns, and says, "Great teacher, it was not I who killed him.”Then Disease is sent, to return quickly and say, "Great teacher, it was not I who killed him." Shame is sent. After a long while he returns, and says, "Great teacher, if Funmi is dead, as they say, I am sorry to say that I have killed him."


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