The Dancing Tortoise and the San Hunters
A traditional tale by #oma Frans, edited and arranged by James Juvik Ph.D, Sonia Juvik Ph.D and Helvi Itenge-Wheeler
Yambeka Children, Promoting African Languages and Tales
The Dancing Tortoise and the San Hunters of the Kalahari is a traditional tale from the Nyae Nyae area of the Kalahari Desert in North-East Namibia. The author, Oma Frans, tells us an exciting story about how a magical and wise tortoise, Zam, helps Hua, a San man on his incredible adventure. The San people also known, as Bushmen are members of various indigenous hunter-gatherer people of Southern Africa, whose territories span Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.