I define the quote from Chinua Achebe that; stories are not only about spicing them with hot packages that only ends up leaving the audience entertained, but appeals to their minds, giving them a lesson that impacts their lives. Surviving stories build histories, help the audience view things in another way positive that makes them understand their values and positions in life and which creates the long-lasting memories in them.
Brain Pickings In agreeing with the quote; The late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania is among the surviving storytellers. He often demonstrated stories in a way that makes the audience add values to the way they see things around them, and their perceptions on matters that worth importance in their lives.One his stories that remain in generations and generations of Tanzania is about a village that had a very beautiful girl who lived on a hill, an old woman, and several little men. All the men wanted to marry that beautiful lady on the hill but were very difficult to approach her. They all had passed by the old woman house and receive a magical stick before they start to go on the hill. Important rules are; only one man is allowed to climb the hill at a time and you hold the stick and never look back until you get to the lady.
If they look back they become stone. The boys prepared themselves and started to go one after another. The first started, and as he was climbing, he hard shouts at his back “Uyo, uyo, uyo, uyo” he looked back and became a stone. The second and the others went and did the same thing as the first guy. The last boy who was younger than all the others came. The old woman asked him “could you make it? Are you able? and he answered yes grandma” The old woman gave him the stick and he started to go. While he was going he started to hear the same things, “Uyo, uyo, uyo, uyo, mchinje, uyo, mchinje” He didn’t look back and finally he made it to the top and got the lady.
George Nyambo 2016The story reflects the leaders who want to make changes in the country should be hardworking and should not focus on the noises from people who only care their interests like what the current president is doing.