Storytelling in Kenya

Presented by

Ruth Mwangangi

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CultureALL Ambassador Ruth Mwangangi will captivate students as she shares the traditions of storytelling in Kenya.  The idea of storytime is music to a kid’s ears, as a reminder of days gone by when it was okay to leave the world behind if only for a few minutes, – to travel into their imagination. In the Kenyan culture, storytelling was the main mode of transmission of information, and most of the stories had some kind of message or moral teaching. The stories were used to pass on the ethics, knowledge, virtues, values, and lifestyles of the Kenyan people. True to the concept of African storytelling are its songs and sounds. They each have a meaning and can be used to symbolize what is going on in a person’s life.

Workshop Details

Region/Culture

Kenya

Subject(s)

Social Studies, Storytelling

Participants

25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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