The Bird Boy's Song

by Steve Chimombo

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Tags: Set in MALAWI Female author

The Bird Boy's Song

The Bird Boy's Song is a retelling of the common Malawian folk story. "The Orphan and the Slave". The story recounts a slave's usurpation of his master's place, which he enjoys for a short time, until he is unmasked. The author used modern storytelling techniques to dramatise this popular trickster tale.

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Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Malawi flag Malawi
Language: EN
Genre: Folklore
Recommended: 22 Mar 2022

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