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Short African Folktale of Love and Marriage

Short African Folktale of Love and Marriage

Short African Folktale of Love and Marriage

Marriage of Tau and Oni African Folktale of love and marriage passed down from generation to generation.


Marriage of Tau and Oni African folklore of love and marriage
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African Folktale Marriage of Tau and Oni 

Ayo had a most beautiful daughter Oni visited by many wealthy men asking for her hand in marriage. 

However, her father Ayo would insist he empty the river with a peanut shell before he would agree to marriage for his only daughter.  

The men always walked away in disappointment for the task was impossible, they thought Ayo to be a fool until, at last, one suitor Tau, actually tried to empty the river with a peanut shell!  

Tyo won the beautiful Oni hand in marriage for the father said: "Kdm ago tsuru baditsia tsido, He who is truly in love agrees to the impossible.” 



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