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Today, there are many books available for children to read about their own heritage, as numerous writers have made it their mission to write stories about their heritage, and in their languages, for future generations. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images
Today, there are many books available for children to read about their own heritage, as numerous writers have made it their mission to write stories about their heritage, and in their languages, for future generations. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images

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One of the long-lasting memories of my childhood is sitting around a fire in my grandmother’s hut, listening with my maternal cousins to the stories she would tell us after dinner.

The tales were broad in their spectra, but what they had in common is that they charmed and entranced us.

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