Sikulu & Harambe

9:12 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

This is a beautiful story about kindness, courage and helping others in need. Sikulu and Harambe by the Zambezi River, an African Version of the Good Samaritan Story.

This is the first in a series of adventures that follow Sikulu the Spider and Harambe the Hippo as they travel to different countries in Africa. In this story, they are in the village of Sioma where they encounter an old woman in need of help. The other animals all have convenient excuses for not helping while Sikulu & Harambe are the only ones who do. Based on an actual folktale, it is a great story that reinforces the beauty of kindness to young children. The book also weaves information about Zambian culture into the story.

This book is unique and offers a perspective from a totally different culture, which is something I try to teach to my Daughter. Every child should get to experience things about different cultures to broaden their perspectives, and without the endless money and time to travel the world, the best way to show this to your child is through the wonder of books.

About the Author
Kunle Oguneye was born and raised in Nigeria. He has lived in the United States for the last thirteen years, spending the last four of those years in the Puget Sound Area. He left a career in technology in order to pursue his love for children's storytelling.


  1. Cuddle Cottage said...

    This sounds great, although I am curious as to why the author put his characters by the Zambezi river and not by a river in his native country. Not that it matters!