‘Kubuka and the Magic Calabash’ will enthrall children old and young, thanks to a storyline with as many kinks and curls in it as the tail of the intrepid little monkey that it follows.
Amanzi is distraught and he entrusts the little monkey with a mission: to retrieve the magic calabash from Zaka and bring it back to him. Only once the calabash is back in Amanzi’s possession, will the rains fall again on Africa.
There is a sequel to Kubuka & The Magic Calabash, coming soon – as soon as the illustrations have been completed. Its working title is: Kubuka and the Elephants Secret. This time, the story mainly takes place in the rugged mountains… quite far from Kubuka’s home range…
Well, there is a section in Kubuka & The Magic Calabash, where Bazi and Kubuka are waiting for sunset, and to pass the time Bazi tells Kubuka the legend of how the Giraffe came to have such a long neck. It is a Central African story, probably of Nguni origin, and I gave it a bit of a twist during the re-telling.
|Title||The Magic Calabash|
|Publisher||Vinasha Publishing Company, 1998|
|Original from||Indiana University|
|Digitized||Apr 5, 2010|
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