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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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Wonderful Child African Folktale

Wonderful Child is a delightful African folktale. Folktales reflect the morals, superstitions and customs of the African people. 

Wonderful Child is a delightful African folktale. Folktales reflect the morals, superstitions and customs of the African people.

The Wonderful Child African Folktale

A man had two wives named Kengi and Gunga. One day he called them to him, and said that he was going to a nearby town to buy salt, and so might be away some time. He left them both well. Sometime after he had gone, Kengi became heavy with child. And Gunga asked her how it was that she was in that condition.

"It is true," said Kengi, "that I am with child; but never you mind. When the child is born, you will see that it is his."

"How can it be, when he has been gone so long?" said Gunga.

Now when the child was born, it carried with it a handful of hair. And all the people marveled. Then the child spoke, and said: "This is the work of God."

And the people ran away, they were so much afraid. And when the child grew up, he went into the woods to hunt elephants. And all this time the father had not returned.

One day the child killed an elephant, and came to tell his mother of his good fortune. They called the princes together; and then they went and cut up the elephant and divided it among the people. Then the people said that he was a. good child.

And now the father returned, and Kengi was afraid, and prayed Gunga not to tell him that the child was his.

"No, I will not, Kengi," said Gunga; "but the boy himself will."

And when the father came the boy went up to him, and said: "Father, give me your hand."

"No, child, I do not know you. If I am your father, tell me, child, when did I give life to you?"

And the people all said: "He is your son by Kengi."

"No, I left Kengi well."

Then the son sings: "Now am I indeed dead, and will become a bird."

And hearing this, the father took his son to his heart, and gave him a wife, and made him chief over many towns.

Wonderful Child African Folktale
The Wonderful Child African Folktale

More short folklore stories from Africa to make you fall in love with myths and legends again from the motherland.

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  3. Hunters Attack Cowards Tell the Story
  4. One Do Wrong All Get Punished
  5. Mighty Little Hedgehog

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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