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    Inkarîta Ya Rèko

    To celebrate Amerindian Heritage Month, we publish some stories in Makushi. This is the translation of the story “Colours of…

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    A Disobedient Girl – Part 2

    This is the second part of Janissa’s story. To read the first part, click here! Two months later, as she…

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    Celebrating Amerindian Heritage Month 2015

    As September is Amerindian Heritage month in Guyana, the people of Yupukari, together with satellite communities, celebrated the mini-heritage. Some…

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    A Disobedient Girl – Part 1

    Fishing can sometimes be a costly entreprise… After a month break Pantanî Blog comes back with Janissa’s second story. There…

  • The Sun and the Moon

    This story was told in its original language, Makushi, by Auntie Paulette. The text below is an English transcript, but…

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    Morning Star

    Once there were two sisters. The young one was a good girl but the older one was a bad girl….

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    The Praying Baboon

    At 5:00 in the morning the baboon was howling ohohoh, saying his prayer. And this man was now on an…

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    Ma and Pa’s Home

    Long long ago there was a family living on an island. The family consisted of the mother, the father, one…

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    How Monkey Became the Weeping Capuchin

    This story was written by Abigail, with the help of her daughter Shania. One day, Jack the monkey asked the…

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    Life after Death

    It is Mrs Leeta Alfred from Rewa village who told me this story. We sat at her home in the…