Monday, June 11, 2012

Reader's Diary #835- Togueyadji Mindengar and Maurice Fournier: The Sheep, The Dog and The Goat

Today's a short, short one. But I took way more time than I'd intended just to find a short story set in Chad or by a Chadian author. So, when I came across this collection of Chadian folktales, I picked the first and shortest one to highlight.

In some respects it reminded me of some of the aboriginal folktales I've read in Canada. Animals are given anthropomorphic qualities in order to explain some great mystery of life. In "The Sheep, The Dog and The Goat" however, the animals are different (with the exception of the dog, which does pop up from time to time in Canadian aboriginal tales), and the mystery is not all that great. However, it's amusing and as short is it, it did briefly transport me to life in a Chadian city.

Plus, I love saying Chadian.

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Julie @ Read Handed said...

I applaud you for the diversity of your short story reading. Chad! Wow!

In memory of Ray Bradbury, I've read "The Veldt" today.

Perogyo said...

I read a great Alexander McCall Smith short story today called Rain.