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 http://www.mnoriginal.org/episode/307-mathew-lefebvre-charanga-tropical/said-salah-ahmed/said-salah-ahmed-the-lions-share-in-english/
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 http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/video/somalibooks.cfm
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