African Folktales

This October 19, 2022, immerse yourself for an hour in the soul of Africa. 

Live from Pan African Freedom Square, in downtown Kampala, Uganda, performance poet Kaigo Betty shares around a bonfire two traditional Bantu stories passed down for generations–followed by a dance. 

Date: October 19, 2022, from 8 pm to 9 pm, Kampala, Uganda. Find your time zone. The session is also recorded and sent to you via email, to view whenever you wish.
Location: Online 
Storyteller: Kaigo Betty
 $27 usd: or by contacting


Kaigo Betty
 is a Ugandan teacher, performance poet, and writer, who passes down traditional stories to the next generation and the wider world.

She is featured in a number of Ugandan poetry anthologies, including Bodaboda Anthem, Wondering and Wandering of Hearts, and Go Tell Home. She collaborates with such poets as Ivan Mathias Mulumba, Babirye Namakula, and Chole Richard, editing books for young poets.

She currently teaches at City High School in Kampala, and loves working as a teacher because her work gives her constant opportunity to mentor students in writing and spoken-word. She also works with the Uganda Women Writers’ Association (FEMRITE).

“I love writing because it helps me explore my imagination of different worlds and bring them to life.” says Betty.