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Rediscovering truth: African storytellers tap into rich tradition

NAIROBI: Why don’t chickens fly? When did the moon learn to be kind? Those and other mysteries were unraveled by dozens of African storytellers in Nairobi on Saturday, helping keep alive oral traditions increasingly under threat in the internet and smartphone age.  “To have that storyteller in front of you with an audience being able to interact is something very precious that we are in danger of losing,” said Maimouna Jallow, who organized the one-day Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival in Kenya’s capital. Although written…