The Bird Boy's Song

The Bird Boy's Song

Steve Chimombo / Nov 12, 2019

The Bird Boy s Song This is a modern rendition in written form of the popular Malawian folktale The Orphan and the Slave passed down through oral tradition The traditional version included alongside this modern work

  • Title: The Bird Boy's Song
  • Author: Steve Chimombo
  • ISBN: 9789990848076
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a modern rendition in written form, of the popular Malawian folktale, The Orphan and the Slave , passed down through oral tradition The traditional version, included alongside this modern work of fiction, tells of a boy who is orphaned, and returns to his village, taking his slave with him The slave tricks the boy into giving him his possessions, and assumes hisThis is a modern rendition in written form, of the popular Malawian folktale, The Orphan and the Slave , passed down through oral tradition The traditional version, included alongside this modern work of fiction, tells of a boy who is orphaned, and returns to his village, taking his slave with him The slave tricks the boy into giving him his possessions, and assumes his master s identity The boy must henceforth do the slave s work scaring away the birds from the crops But the songs the boy sings as he works reveal his true identity When his family realise the truth, the deceptive and worthless slave is punished as he is torn into pieces and thrown into the river In the modern setting, an orphaned boy, Dzunzo, returns to his village with his slave, who similarly assumes the orphan s identity Dzunzo loves his slave, who has taught him much about the natural world the slave suffers from epilepsy, and so is considered bewitched by the villagers When the relatives find out the true identities of the boys, they are very angry, tie up the slave in a granary and threaten to kill him In the modern story however, the orphan recognises the slave s good character and decides to free him The author is a popular Malawian writer of fiction and poetry, well known for retelling traditional folk stories in modern literary forms, and as literary critic.

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