Storytelling: The Tree of Plenty



Watch the video below and use the activity cards to learn more, create and build your own stories!

About the Story

This animal tale values memory to accomplish something. Nyira Bisabo the magic words expressed in the story means keeper of the culture in the Kinyarwanda language from Rwanda and Burundi in East Africa.

Proverbs are common expressions of wisdom and advice passed on from generation to generation. Choose one or more that best fits the story and explain it’s meaning.

• Greed loses what was gained.

• Mischief and malice go hand and hand.

• Greedy people only know two words, give me.

Worksheet content prepared by Malika Lee Whitney of Pickney Productions.

ABOUT Malika Lee Whitney

Malika Lee Whitney is Artistic Director of Pickney Productions, a Harlem based arts and culture consortium.  She also serves as an education consultant and program moderator for African Film Festival, Inc. Ms. Whitney is a storyteller, theater artist, author, social justice advocate and coach of the Double Dutch Dreamz. WBAI Radio listeners have enjoyed her insightful arts, public affairs and children’s programs for many years.

Music: Journey from Mbira Sanctuary. Composer Musician Kevin Nathaniel. Gwenyambira Productions


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