Beautiful Fat Wife Who Melted Away African Folktale
Beautiful fat wife who melted away African Folktale is a very dramatic African folklore story reminding us to speak kindly to each other and celebrate our difference.
Beautiful Fat Wife Who Melted Away African FolktaleThere was once a very beautiful fat woman who was made of oil. She was very beautiful, and many young wealthy farmers asked for her hand in marriage but the mother always refused, as she said it was impossible for her daughter to work on a farm, as she would melt in the sun.
At last a stranger came from a far-distant country and fell in love with the beautiful fat woman, and he promised if her mother would hand her to him that he would keep her in the shade. At last, the mother agreed, and he took his new wife away.
When the jealous mother saw this she again began teasing her, and asked her why she did not do her share of the work. At last the fat woman could stand the nagging no longer, and although her little sister tried very hard to prevent her, the fat woman went out into the sun to work, and immediately began to melt away.
She then showed him the pot with the remains of her sister, and told him that her sister would come to life again in three months’ time quite complete, but he must send away his jealous mother to live with her daughter, so that there should be no more trouble; if he refused to do this, the little girl said she would take the pot back to their mother, and when her sister became complete again they would remain at home.
The husband came back home and grieved 3 months for his beautiful fat wife. When the three months had elapsed, the little sister opened the pot and the beautiful fat woman emerged, quite as fat and beautiful as she had been before. The husband was so delighted that he gave a feast to all his friends and neighbors of the return of his beautiful fat wife.