Donkey Seh: A Performance Folktale


Donkey Seh: A Performance Folktale written by Nadine Brady Taylor and illustrated by Amanda Cowan, is available in Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, and as a read-along Audiobook. It can be enjoyed by children from 5 to 12 years old and is truly a cultural Gem. It is characteristic of a Jamaican performance folktale that embraces the art of oral storytelling, proverbs, music, and folksong. It is reviewed and endorsed as an entertaining storytelling experience by the Jamaican Consul General Oliver Mair and Jamaica’s Veteran Performer and Comedian Owen Blakka Ellis. The literature can be used in educational settings to teach and explain our proverbs, folklore, and our songs, as well as provoke discussions on themes of humility, love, and forgiveness. It is written primarily in patois and sets the stage for the language to be used creatively by bringing drama to a story, and at the same time, affirming the mother tongue of our great nation, the Jamaican Language.