Dume s Roar Dume s Roar is an original tale inspired by the King of the Animals theme and by the Tortoise Trickster character so popular in African fables Here Dume the lion proud and vain claims he is best sui

  • Title: Dume's Roar
  • Author: Tololwa M. Mollel Kathy Blankley Roman
  • ISBN: 9780773730038
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dume s Roar is an original tale inspired by the King of the Animals theme and by the Tortoise Trickster character so popular in African fables Here Dume the lion, proud and vain, claims he is best suited to be King of the Forest Though all the other animals live to regret proclaiming him their leader they are afraid to object when he abuses his power Only Kobe, theDume s Roar is an original tale inspired by the King of the Animals theme and by the Tortoise Trickster character so popular in African fables Here Dume the lion, proud and vain, claims he is best suited to be King of the Forest Though all the other animals live to regret proclaiming him their leader they are afraid to object when he abuses his power Only Kobe, the tortoise, is clever enough to admit Dume is the king they need, and to find a way to make him as wise and good as he is fearsome and strong.With his usual musical language and sense of fun, famed storyteller Tololwa M Mollel spins and lively yarn with a gentle moral.

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    1. Tololwa M. Mollel Kathy Blankley Roman says:

      Education University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, BA, literature and theater, 1972 University of Alberta, Canada, MA, drama, 1979, PhD, drama, 2001.Memberships Canadian Society of Children s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers Society of Children s Book Writers Writers Guild of Alberta Alberta Legion of Encouraging Storytelling.CareerUniversity lecturer, director of children s theater and actor in Tanzania, 1979 86 writer, storyteller and lecturer in Canada, 1986 Edmonton Public Library, writer in residence, 2000.Life s WorkIn many modern cultures, the practice of handing down history through the oral and pictorial traditions of storytelling is giving way to the flashy special effects of Hollywood movies, the lessons learned in television sitcoms, or the unsubstantiated truths that can be downloaded from the Internet Numerous old folk and native stories have been lost as popular culture has failed to integrate them into modern entertainment However, several artists and authors have taken it upon themselves to preserve these stories and rejuvenate them for contemporary young audiences, including children s storybook author Tololwa Mollel Since 1992 Mollel has been reinventing African tribal tales and creating original stories that he hopes will teach children about varying cultural backgrounds as well as focusing thematically on traditional morals and values As Mollel said in an on line Kids Care Club interview, I think folklore plays a role in providing children as they grow a basic literary vocabulary and means with which to perceive the world and human behavior It also provides them entertainment and a means of socializing them into the s and values of the community Even though Mollel now makes his home in Canada, he was born in the Arusha region of Tanzania on June 25, 1952, to Loilangisho and Saraa Eleiser Mollel Early in his life, Mollel was sent to live with his grandparents who tended a coffee farm in northern Tanzania It was here that he was introduced to two very important influences, storytelling and religion His grandparents made sure that Mollel and the other children living with them had access and constant exposure to biblical stories in order to foster a love of literature and Christian values They also very heavily valued education and reading In an article on Mollel on the University of Alberta website, it stated that Mollel would run home from school, to share the thing he had read at school Mollel s grandfather would listen intently, probing for details Mollel says that it was these first conversations with his grandfather that sparked within him a love of storytelling that has never left First Book Retold Maasai Venus StoryMollel attended the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to pursue a bachelor s degree in literature in theater He accomplished this goal in 1972 and proceeded to further his education by attending the University of Alberta in Canada Mollel decided to focus on his talents in the fields of theater and performance, and received his masters degree in drama in 1979 Afterward he returned to Tanzania and was employed as a university lecturer in the field of drama He was also a director and actor at a children s theater As Mollel continued to work and produce plays, he lived meagerly and saved his earnings in the hopes of returning to Canada It would take him seven years, but finally in 1986, Mollel returned to Canada, this time not as a student but as an emigrant He continued to lecture in Edmonton, Canada to make ends meet, but fostered his love of storytelling that he had been able to express while working in the Tanzanian children s theater In the late 1980s, he turned to writing as an outlet, and wrote a few short stories for children that were published by various magazines.Then, in 1991, Mollel published his first major children s book, The Orphan Boy The Orphan Boy embodies an old folktale about the planet



    2 thoughts on “Dume's Roar

    1. Kathy Blankley's illustrations remain excellent (the spread with the crows was probably my favorite, but all her animals are as expressive in face and body language as were the humans inThe King and the Tortoise ), but I wasn't as satisfied with the ending of this original story in the King of the Animals/Tortoise Trickster vein as I was hoping.

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