Why Stones do not Die

A creation myth from the Nupe people, Nigeria

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I met this tale courtesy of Scottish storyteller John Hamilton. He gave A Dictionary of Creation Myths by David and Margaret Leeming as his source.

The recording was made in Italy in May 2017. The audience, appropriately, included several young children. And excellent listeners they were, too!
And thanks to Maya for her camera work!


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.

Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

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