Story Bosso invites people to tell own stories
SEPTEMBER is National Literacy Month, and Nal’ibali, a national “reading for enjoyment” campaign, will celebrate as they always do: with their trademark multilingual storytelling event, Story Bosso.
The event, in its third year, will host multiple storytelling events and performances across the country.
Story Bosso is an open event and invites everyone, young and old, to join in telling stories they grew up listening to, or maybe even improvising and making up their own.
The campaign places a specific focus on traditional African folk tales, as they are part of our country’s heritage.
Managing director of Nal’ibali Jade Jacobsohn said: “Storytelling is a forerunner for children’s literacy learning, in all languages, and forms part of our national heritage.”
In an effort to keep these stories alive, Nal’ibali have created a set of storytelling playing cards which feature characters and settings from African folk stories, which will be given away at the various community events, along with over 8 000 kids’ story books written by local authors.
Story Bosso isn’t just about storytelling, though. It’s also a contest that lets people showcase their writing skills.
If you fancy yourself a children’s writer, you could stand a chance of winning some awesome prizes, including cash prizes, book vouchers, and airtime vouchers.
● For more information on Story Bosso, visit Nal’ibali’s website: www.nalibali.org
Story Bosso is an open event and invites everyone to join in telling stories.