Monday, September 14, 2015

WHY ANAGO JAMES AKEEM OSHO ADDED FOLK STORIES TO HIS BOOK, LEKE LEKE

Anago Osho, The adventurous Story Teller
Anago James Akeem Osho's love for folk Stories began from Childhood. He was fascinated by the creative Stories he heard his paternal grand mother (Mamoo Wuraola Osho) and His father tells him as a Child. The Stories depict picturesque memories of how wonderful Africa was. 


He added Folk Stories to his book because Africans don't tell Stories to their children anymore. Folk Stories are for both Adult and Children. African Folk Stories are to teach lessons and morals. Folk Stories bring families together and it helps the parents to know the mental capacities of their children.

Long time ago in the Americas, some former Slaves, both Male and female who had gained their freedom became known as Apalo. Some became visiting Story tellers. They were going from one Plantation to another and telling African Moonlight Stories to both African and European children. Apalo's were found in Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago e.t.c. 


On the Slave Plantation, if a Slave woman had given birth to ten children she would be given her freedom. This was so because her master had made enough money from her for her to buy her freedom. The master
made money through her by selling ten Slaves that she had given birth to. The child of a Slave was a Slave. If she was allowed to leave the plantation, where would she go to? She risked been recaptured again.

Often time, such Slave women would beg their master to let them live on the Plantation. While working in their masters house, they tell African Moonlight Stories to the children of their master. The Europeans and Americans continued that African cultural form of education and called it Lullaby or bed time stories.

African Village life and adventure is so refreshing with Anago James Akeem Osho
Unfortunately, Africans are abandoning the Art of Story Telling which was one of it's Ancestral ways of educating Children, Youths and Adults for community development and positive orientation.They are abandoning some of their positive ways of living and embracing the negative aspect of the so called developed world.
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