Telling Tales Zanzibar

BBC World Service

In June 2018 this three part series ‘Telling Tales’ (of which this was the second part) was awarded the Silver Medal at the ‘New York Festivals International Radio programme awards for the World’s Best Radio’ in the Culture and Arts category.  

The power of ancient tales is that they cross time and space, and resonate with us all as
human beings. In this three part series, “Telling Tales’, Penny Boreham explores the
power of ancient stories by taking three traditional tales and juxtaposing them with
contemporary experiences and issues.

In this episode, we hear an ancient story from the African Islands of Zanzibar. It’s a tale packed with intrigue and death defying ingenuity in which a young wife has to use her determination and magical powers to save her own life and persuade her husband of the error of his ways – and in the light of this story we also hear from modern day Zanzibaris who reflect on love and marriage, then and now, and share their own personal experiences.

Please click on this link to hear the programme:-