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The Tortoise and the Monkey

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The Tortoise and the Monkey

The Tortoise is the most popular character of all the varied characters that abound in the folklore of the Nigerian peoples. The exploits of the Tortoise, whether in all-animal stories or in stories that have an animal-human mix, are without compare in all of the folklore that originates from The Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Indeed, in all of Nigerian folklore, there may be as many Tortoise stories as there are all other stories combined. In different circumstances, the Tortoise is associated with wisdom, selfishness, just low cunning or even, sometimes, kindness.


In this Tortoise adventure, our hero shows that he won't tolerate being underrated; not even by his closest and oldest friend.


Africa, Nigeria, Folklore, Tortoise, Monkey, Leopard
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