Storytime with SCETV: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters


Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Written by: John Steptoe
Read by: Yolanda Anderson, Commissioner with Richland One School District 

Inspired by a traditional African folktale, this is the story of Mufaro, who is proud of his two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but everyone—except Mufaro—knows that Manyara is selfish and bad-tempered. When the Great King decides to take a wife and invites the most worthy and beautiful daughters in the land to appear before him, Mufaro brings both of his daughters—but only one can be queen. Who will the king choose?