October 21, 2017: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
January 27, 2018: Akimba and the Magic Cow
March 3, 2018: The Three Feathers
MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS is an African tale about two sisters who are outwardly very beautiful, but who have completely opposite personalities. One is selfish and assertive, while the other one is selfless and charitable. World reaches then that the King of their land is searching for the "Most Worthy and Beautiful" girls in the land so that he can choose a queen. Both set out for the palace, but along the way are met with people of various infirmities who ask them for help. As it turns out, these people are placed there by the King to test the character of the sisters.
AKIMBA AND THE MAGIC COW is an African folktale about a poor man who gets a series of magical gifts from an old man who lives in the woods, soon losing each one to his greedy neighbor.
THE THREE FEATHERS is a Grimm Fairy tale about a king and his three sons. Two are very clever but the third is a bit simpler. The king falls ill and is concerned about the future of his kingdom. He decides he has to pick which of his sons will be the heir to his thrown. In order to decide that he sets his three sons to various tasks: bring the loveliest carpet, the finest ring, and the most beautiful woman in the world. He blows three feathers into the air to determine which direction each son should go in.