Skip to main content

Ding Ding the African Bird or a modern folktale from Africa

Inspired by his two beautiful sons, Chris Jason , a professor of engineering mechanics  working in Germany, wrote the story of 'Ding Ding the African Bird' to make them laugh. Then, he discovered the story would be a great tool to teach them about Africa.

Originally from Cameroon, more precisely the North West Province, Chris Jason wanted to depict Africa as the magical and the beautiful place. Motivated by the images he remembered from his childhood, Chris Jason explains his goal while writing the book.

After reading this story, I hope kids will have fun, that they will enjoy the story, and that the young and cheecky Ding Ding will remind them of themselves. For kids with an African background like my boys, my hope is that  they could become interested in the animals living in the African forests as well as the African continent itself.

Throughout the story, readers follow the physical changes of Ding Ding the African bird as a Spirit, a snake, a leopard, a monkey, an elephant, a giraffe and finally a man club.

This modern folktale will allow children and adults to discover the the African forests and its animals in an interactive and unique way. The adventures of the young bird will take readers in a series of exciting and life-changing adventures at the end of which he discovers and appreciates who he really is.

The book 'Ding  Ding the African bird' is now available on Amazon

Popular posts from this blog

March 8 is a special day for millenniums too

Over 100 years later, one may ask whether the celebration of the International Women's Day is still relevant today? The responses you will read below are those of four millenniums and W&A supporters. They have agreed to share their opinions with you and to explain what this special day means to them.
"The celebration of the International Women's Day is still relevant because women are still struggling to reach the gender equality. As a young African women, I can say with confidence that male dominance is still obvious in our societies. Understanding the reason behind March 8th is important for women.

Two American graduate students raise funds for South African students with The Project Ubuntu

Inspired by their recent summer study abroad program in South Africa, Elizabeth Patterson and Amber Lodman made the decision to create The Ubuntu Project upon their return to their home country, the United States of America.  The Project Ubuntu is a grassroots fundraising effort to help students of the Bachana Mockwena and Reinotswe special schools in South Africa.  Elizabeth Patterson and Amber Lodman, the two founders of the Project Ubuntu, started the fundraiser with the aim of providing funds for infrastructure building as well as dinning halls for meals. This summer of 2013, they both went to South Africa to study education and social reform.

Five powerful African women

Forbes has just released the official list of the world's 100 most powerful women of 2013. I am not sure which criteria Forbes experts used. Based on the list, they have probably included criteria such financial or diplomatic influence. However, I was disappointed to notice the insignificant representation of African women on the list. This may be partly explained by the background of those in charge of the selection.

Your opinion matters/ Votre opinion compte

What do you think of my articles? Do you have any ideas? If yes, please write a comment or contact me!

Que pensez-vous de mes articles? Avez-vous des idées? Si oui, laissez un commentaire ou contactez-moi!

Total Pageviews