annie oliveri

Beautiful Bird

When two villagers go into the forest to catch birds, the younger man finds himself in awe of the abilities of his companion, an older blind man. So much so, that when the younger man’s trickery is discovered he seeks the blind man’s forgiveness and becomes good friends with him. This is a tale of friendship and forgiveness from Zimbabwe.

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Credits: This tale to told by Annie Oliveri, our festival director. Annie first read this tale in Alexander McCall Smith's book, The Girl Who Married a Lion, a collection of stories told in Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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