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Folk story: Man eater and Clever boy
Contributor (researcher):Gertrud Boden
Description:There were three children: two girls and the boy who is called ||Un||unte. Kxokxogoma comes to ask one of the sisters as his wife. The parents give her to him but send the siblings along to look after her. After they have stayed for a month, ||Un||unte is still suspicious. He doesn't sleep and watches how Kxokxogoma gets up to feel the flesh of the two girls. He makes a noise and Kxokxogoma goes to lie again. In the morning he tells his sisters what he observed during the night and says that they have to escape from the place. In the evening he paints the eyelids of his sisters with ash. When Kxokxogoma comes he thinks their eyes are open and goes to lie again. ||Un||unte builds a plane from the senews of wild chicken. The makes a successful test flight together with his sisters. He tells them that he wants to take them back home in his plane but the elder sisters refuses and stays. The time when the plane takes off ||Un||unte and his small sister see how Kxokxogoma and his people come running with an axe to their sister. They go home and tell their mother what they saw. Lesson to be learned according to translator: You have to know that you don't take the wrong man. You first have to watch his behavior. We have to give the right man to our daughters not just someone who comes and asks. When your brother tells you that a man is not good for you, you have to listen to him and follow his advice.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0005-949F-4
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Taa
Language:!Xóõ; West !Xoon
Language (ISO639):nmn
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:!Xóõ language
West !Xoon
Subject (ISO639):nmn
Type (DCMI):Sound


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Citation: Gertrud Boden (researcher). n.d. DoBeS archive : Taa.
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Country: Botswana
Area: Africa

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