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Once Upon a Time...

Sunday Times (Johannesburg, South Africa) , November 14, 2004


Welcome to the fifth annual Sibikwa Storytelling Festival. About 60 storytellers from South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe and the US have converged to share folk and modern tales.

'THERE is no culture on the East Rand. That's why we are here. To promote South African culture and indigenous languages," says Phyllis Klotz, artistic director of the Sibikwa Community Theatre. "It's very important to instill a [sense of] pride in young people for their indigenous language, their mother tongue, the culture that comes around that language. Every language has got its own way of introducing a story."

Subjects Covered: education, storytelling festivals

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