The One Handed Girl: A Swahili Fairytale


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Tonight's episode is an ancient Swahili Fairytale called The One-Handed-Girl. This tale originated in South Eastern African and was later collected in 1910 by Andrew Lang in his Lilac Fairy Book. This story is about a courageous young woman who faces many challenges because of her turbulent relationship with her brother. She overcomes her struggles with courage, creativity and kindness. Please note that the story mentions slaves, as servitude and slavery were common in South Eastern Africa in ancient times.
[TW: violent imagery, family violence, violence against women]
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