The Talking Baobab Tree
by Nelda LaTeef
A rabbit, lost in the desert and saved by a baobab tree, outwits a stronger, envious neighbour.
The Talking Baobab Tree is derived from a story the author heard while visiting a Wolof village in the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal. The story is in keeping with traditional Wolof tales which reveal a deep admiration for getting the better of a stronger, more powerful opponent.