A Nigerian folk tale of how Tortoise was too smooth for his own good
There are many pourquoi tales explaining how the tortoise got his shell, but I had never heard this lovely variant before.
It was told to me by Roland Marshal, who heard it as a child from his grandmother, Christiana Edward of the Ososo tribe, from Ososo Akoko Edo L.G.A., Edo State, South Nigeria.
The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres, or as here in my home studio.
Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.
Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.
The videos are © Richard Martin.
Professionally recorded CDs and DVDs are available here.
Go here for tales to watch
Go here for a list of all tales included on this site
Go here to receive an e-mail notification when new tales are added
Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright
For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling