It is well known that hundreds of books were illustrated by Tinga Tinga art. You have maybe even seen the TV children animated films called Tinga Tinga Tales by BBC and Walt Disney. Even these were illustrated by Tinga Tinga painters. However it is less known that many of the Tinga Ting painters are great story tellers. There are tales and stories attached to most of the paintings.

Omary Amonde - the student of E.S.Tingatinga

4320 Amonde 55x75cm $750
4321 Amonde 55x75cm $750
10782 Amonde 50x70cm $750
8577 Amonde 50x70cm $750
8578 Amonde 50x70cm $750
11097 Amonde 60x60cm $750
4322Amonde_75x55cm $750
9815Amonde_70x50cm $750
9925Amonde 50x70cm $750
How the Giraffe got a long neck
  • Gebundene Ausgabe
  • Verlag: Peter Hammer Verlag GmbH (Januar 1995)
  • Sprache: Deutsch
  • ISBN-10: 3779573520
  • ISBN-13: 978-3779573524
  • Verpackungsabmessungen: 26,8 x 20,2 x 0,8 cm
The song of colourful birds
  • Gebundene Ausgabe
  • Verlag: Fischer-Vlg., Münsingen (November 2001)
  • ISBN-10: 3856812199
  • ISBN-13: 978-3856812195
  • Verpackungsabmessungen: 29,6 x 21,6 x 1 cm
10779 Amonde 50x70cm $750

Mr.Amonde with a very famous Japanese actor Onishi

11093 Amonde 70x50cm $750
11235 Amonde 60x60cm $750
11236 Amonde 60x60cm $750
11238 Amonde 60x60cm $750

The Tinga Tinga Tales by Nangida Masawe

Are you interested to arrange an exhibition? Are you interested to publish the African tales? Write me to: daniel@afrum.com. The paintings by Nangida are also for sale. The size is ca 100x140cm so they are huge paintings. The asking price for all 8 paintings is $3900, including transport fees. The paintings are stretched on wooden frames!

6874 Nangida 140x100cm $490

Once upon a time Rabbit and Tortoise were living in one village beside Mount Kilimanjaro. Rabbits were living at north and Tortoise south part of the village. Rabbits were well skilled in chess game while Tortoises were good in farming.

6875 Nangida 140x100cm $490

Every year Rabbits and Tortoises were having chess festivals which were held in their village and each year Rabbits were the winner of the game and they were given a gift of cattle and shamba (farms) while Tortoises were losing their cows and farm and were poorer and poorer. In order to get some food they were now supposed to work at rabbit`s shamba.

6876 Nangida 140x100cm $490

Tortoises were tired of being labor of Rabbits so they ask Rabbits to teach them the chess. But Rabbits refused to teach them. Tortoises were disappointed. They couldn’t fulfill their dreams of being rich as rabbits.

6877 Nangida 140x100cm $490

One day Rabbit were going to play chess. He met with Tortoise who said: “Hello my friend, how are you!” The Rabbit replied “I am well”. Tortoise continued: “My friend, I see that you are walking a long distance so from now I will be carrying you from your house up to a place you are going to play chess game”. And Rabbit agreed with Tortoise.

6878 Nangida 140x100cm $490

When they reached the place of playing chess, Rabbit said to Tortoise: “My friend, please wait here for a while; after playing I will call you back.” Tortoise said: ”No, when you are playing while you stand up you are going to become tired and loose. Please seat on my body because when I put my legs inside my body I look like a chair.” And Rabbit agreed.

6879 Nangida 140x100cm $490

When they reached the place of playing chess, Rabbit said to Tortoise: “My friend, please wait here for a while; after playing I will call you back.” Tortoise said: ”No, when you are playing while you stand up you are going to become tired and loose. Please seat on my body because when I put my legs inside my body I look like a chair.” And Rabbit agreed.

6880 Nangida 140x100cm $490

At the end of the game tortoise was a winner. Rabbits were crying because they loose the game. Other animals were happy and brought many different gifts Tortoises. Tortoises were given 50 goats, 100 cows and 50 hectares of farm.

6881 Nangida 140x100cm $490

The day after the game the Tortoise did a large party. They have prepared different foods and drinks. They invited their friends Rats. After eating and drinking they played drum and sung songs. Giraffe heard the voice a drums and came to congratulate them too. The life of Tortoise now is good; they are living with joy and in peace.

Nangida - Solo paintings with secret tales

12069 Nangida 60x60cm $250
12072 Nangida 60x60cm $250
12073 Nangida 60x60cm $250
12074 Nangida 60x60cm $250

Mohamed Charinda - A Tale about Shimbonje

Charinda illustrated book "Africa Folk Tales" by Yumiko Shimaoka (In Japanese)

Another book by Charinda in Japanese language "Shionje and Beard"

1. Once upon a time there lived a certain young, stubborn boy named Shimbonje. Shimbonje had friends who would play with him. 2. One day Shimbonje made a snare for trapping birds in the forest. Shimbonje’s parents warned him about where he is going, that there are dangerous places, and that there is a ghost that devours people, therefore as they go to trap the birds they should not go far into the forest, because in the mountains is where the ghost dwells. 3. Shimbonje and his friends went to trap the birds. They got to the forest and started to put up the snares. Shimbonje then left his friends asking them to wait for him as he goes behind the mountains to set up his snares, at a place where they were forbidden to go. 4. They then went back home, in the evening they went back to the forest to see if there were any birds trapped in the snares. 5. Shimbonje went behind the mountains and found a ghost was trapped in his snare. The ghost asked Shimbonje to release him from the snare, Shimbonje agreed to do that.

Ok, i don´t tell you more! Maybe you are interested to publish this tale?

Are you interested to buy the original paintings? They were exhibited in Finland and Czech museums. They are set in gorgeous frames. The size of paintings is 80x100cm. The asking price is $5300 for all 9 paintings, including transport fees. Write me to: daniel@afrum.com

4134 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4135 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4136 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4137 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4138 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4139 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4140 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4141 Charinda 100x80cm $590
4142 Charinda 100x80cm $590

Book illustrated by Issa Thabiti

Wie die Tiere ihre Farben bekamen
eine Geschichte aus Tansania in drei Sprachen: Deutsch, Swahili, Englisch, Herausgegeben von Angelika Brockhaus, mit einem Vorwort von Dr. Markus Borner, Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt
2. Auflage 2013 ISBN 978-3-87103-036-9, Preis: 14.90 Euro (D); 15.40 Euro (A); 24.80 sfr. (CH)

John Kilaka - The Illustrated Books

Frische Fische on Amazon.de
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pro Juventute (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3715204516
  • ISBN-13: 978-3715204512
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.2 x 12 inches
True Friends on Amazon.com
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books; Translation edition (February 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888996985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888996985
The Amazing Tree on Amazon.com
  • Publisher: NorthSouth (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735822549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735822542
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 0.4 x 11.8 inches

You can buy The Great Contest on PetraScabo.se

The Great Contest
Text: Petra Szabo
Pictures: John Kilaka och Petra Szabo
Year: 2016