Said Salah Ahmed - Writer + Educator

How can a book such as The Lion’s Share be a bridge between communities? What kinds of things are you able to learn about a culture through its traditional stories?

Watch the full video of The Lion’s Share read by Said Salah Ahmed by visiting

After watching, answer the following questions:
• How would you describe the lion in this story?
• Have you heard the phrase “the lion’s share” before? How was it used?
• What could be a different ending for this story?

You can hear other Somali folktales read by the authors by visiting

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