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The Banyop and Babul Saga
Story about the Birds’ Election
Buy the Wisdom with Money, and Buy the Kingdom with Wisdom
Camkuan the Son, his Father, and his Friends
Cannibal Woman
The Story of the Chicken and the Eagle
The Story of Chicken and Elephant
Court Case Between a Man and Lion over a Missing Cow
Do not be Cheated by Your Strength
The Doe who Followed her Calf
Fair Share
How Five Animals Agreed to Stay in the Same House
The Story of Fox and Animals in the Party
How the Fox Eats the Fruit of the Lalob Tree
The Story of Fox and Elephant
The Story of Fox and Hyena
Gatdoah
The Goat and her Young Ones
The Story of Hare, Elephant and Hippo
The Hare and the Giraffe
The Story of the Hyena and the Fox
How the Murle, Didinga, Buya and Ternet Separated
How Tuak, the Son of Fox, Got Lost During the Animals’ Farm Separation
How the Woman and Rat Came to Stay in the Same House
Kuol the Cannibal
Kulang Toat Stories
The Murdered Pig
No Price for Freedom!
Nyechuol (Nyamigoa Elong)
The Leopard, Hyena and the Fox
A Story of the Lion and the Monkey
The Lying Groom
Nightingale’s Loyalty

The Story of the Old Man and the Liver
Peace after Hostility
The Story of the phrase kääc kë, or “You! Stop! Hold on!”
Planning to Cut Humans’ Hands
The Price of Haste
The Pumpkin is for Me and You
Rats Planning to Bell the Cats
The Reckless Monkey and the Cautious Fox
The Road Between Heaven and Earth
Skulls’ Dialogue
The Smart Hyena
The Story of a Turtle
The Story of Turtle and the Birds
The Story of the Two Poor Brothers
Two Brothers
A Story about Two Friends
Two Women against a Cannibal
The Story of the Young Man and the Skull
The Story of the Woman who is Rejected by her Husband
What is Built on Disagreement Ends in Destruction
A Wife Demands the Death of her Mother-in-Law
You are Mine, Dead or Alive!
You Reap what You Sow
Your Deeds Killed Your Son

Na’eesh Mabadh Program

Banyop and Babul Saga
Story about the Birds’ Election
The Story of Chicken and Elephant
Court Case Between a Man and Lion over a Missing Cow
The Story of Fox and Hyena
The Hare and the Giraffe
The Story of the Hyena and the Fox
The Reckless Monkey and the Cautious Fox
The Story of a Turtle
The Story of the Two Poor Brothers
The Story of the Young Man and the Skull
The Story of the Woman who is Rejected by her Husband
A Wife Demands the Death of her Mother-in-Law
You Reap what You Sow

Contemporary Stories from South Sudan

The Big Nest
Taifa’s Dream
The Old Wise Man

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