LISTEN: Sindiwe and the Fireflies
There once was a girl named Sindiwe Magona. She had a special gift for stories.
Sindiwe and the Fireflies (Supplied)

At night, little Sindiwe’s grandmother told her magical stories about ogres and giants, animals of the forests and the little creatures of the veld.

This was Sindiwe’s favourite time. Learn how she grows up to live out her own adventures, and how she travels over oceans to change the world with her stories.

Listen to the English audio book here

Sindiwe and the Fireflies

Listen in English, and download the story in isiXhosa, isiZulu and 6 more languages below.

Created by Tess Gadd, Cherene Pienaar, and Jano Strydom.

Download the isiXhosa pdf here

Download the isiZulu pdf here

Download the Sesotho pdf here

Download the Setswana pdf here

Download the SiSwati pdf here

Download the Tshivenda pdf here 

Download the Xitsonga pdf here

Download the Afrikaans pdf here

This story is brought to you by Book Dash, a local organisation that gathers creative volunteers to create new African storybooks that anyone can freely print, translate and distribute.

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