Takura and the Talking Branch

A Collection of Traditional Stories on the Environment

Stephen Chifunyise


  • Unknown publisher
  • Unknown city
  • 2016
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 65 pages


These are folk tales from Shona, Tonga and Ndebele cultures that deal with nature and the environment, re-written and adapted the author . The intention was to enliven these folktales and to make them vividly reflect contemporary relevance, reality and meaning so as to enhance their use in contemporary world campaign to protect the environment and the promotion of the interdependence of humanity and the environment and the achievement of sustainable development.


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Stephen Chifunyise is a former permanent secretary in the then Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe. He is a renowned playwright, actor, director, musician, and choreographer.