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Posted on November 2nd 2020
African Storytelling Competition - How to Enter
We are currently running an African storytelling creative writing competition for Black History Month! Who will win?
Anyone in Key Stage 3 can enter and the closing date is Friday 6th November.
Storytelling is one of the oldest methods of interaction and communication in human history. Before the advent of the written word, historical events were transmitted to future generations using compelling stories.
African storytelling is not the same as reading a story aloud or reciting a piece from memory. The storyteller creates a series of mental images associated with words. The audience stares, smiles, or leans forward to hear more. Traditional storytelling in Africa reveals ideas, themes, beliefs, and facts that are widely spread. It discloses concepts that are unique to a tribe, village, or region.
Write your own story in the African tradition and enter our African storytelling creative writing competition. Ms Oni has all the details! Click HERE to download her presentation about African storytelling.
How beautiful is this African Short Story, inspired by Anansi The Spider. Just one of the Year 7 entries in this year's competition.