Toltu: Making Language Happen
The Oromo people are the largest single indigenous population across the Horn of Africa. Numbering over 40 million people, their language “Afaan Oromo” is the most widely spoken language in the continent, after Arabic and Hausa. Growing up in Australia, I’ve always been interested in ways to bring language and culture to life, especially with children. Creating high quality, children friendly literature is almost non existent in the Oromo language and that is something I want to change. It is not really the dream of one, but the dream of 40 million people.
Legacy of Oromia: A symbolic story telling system of Oromo people
“Once Upon a Time in Oromiyaa (Sheeko Sheeko): An East African Traditional Folktale” written by by Lina Abdulaya and her family, with illustrations by Janet Curiel.
Oromiya’s Return: The Journey of Lost and Found
Oromiya’s Return is a 30-minute play by Jerrie Steele based on a book “Once Upon a Time in Oromiya (Sheeko Sheeko): An East African Traditional Folktale” written by by Lina Abdulaya and her family, with illustrations by Janet Curiel.