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The Bird Boy's Song
The Bird Boy's Song

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Created: 25th Jul 2008
Modified: 25th Jul 2008
Steve Chomombo
A modern version of the popular Malawian folktale, 'The Orphan and the Slave.' The modern and tradtional version work alongside eachother telling the story of an orphaned boy who returns to his village with a slave. The slave tricks the boy into giving him all of his possessions and assumes his master's identity. In the traditional version the slave is punished and killed once the truth is realized. However, in the modern version the boys family is very angry and threatens to kill the slave but in the end they recognize his good character and set him free. 

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