A story today from my home, South Africa. One of the interesting things about many African tales, especially those from southern Africa, is that many of them feature animals with all-too-human qualities. Different animals have different reputations, too. Jackal is often a trickster, and so it is in this story, too.
The sources behind the story:
- Outa Karels Stories by Sanni Metelerkamp, page 88
- South-African folk-tales by James Albert Honeij, page 75
- From a vanished German colony : a collection of folklore, folk tales and proverbs from South-West-Africa by Odette St. Lys, page 59