FOLK LITERATURE / STORYTELLING"I believe in the complexity of the human story, and that there's no way you can tell that story in one way and say, this is it.
Author: J'miah Nabawi
FOLK LITERATURE / STORYTELLING"I believe in the complexity of the human story, and that there's no way you can tell that story in one way and say, this is it. Always, there will be someone who can tell it differently depending on where they are standing. This is the way I think the world's stories should be told, from many different perspectives." Chinua AchebeTaking his cue from another one of his favored writers, the late Chinua Achebe whom he also got to see perform his works at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, author J'miah Nabawi presents his series of Three Tales Tall are explorations of languages and landscapes that traverse the world of humanity. This first volume also reflects the author's commitment to perpetuate the works of art and artists through the ages of time, from antiquity through our contemporary times of both local and international artists from all walks of life.Known for his brand of engaging spontaneity during his storytelling performances, J'miah Nabawi takes the same improvisational liberties with these literary versions of the stories and folktales he often performs in spoken word. With Sun and Moon and Life coming out of the African American oral traditions experience, Justice Prevails is based on an Ethiopian folktale.ABOUT THE AUTHORA native of Philadelphia, PA, J'miah Nabawi is an award winning, multi-faceted performance storyteller. For more than thirty years now, has presented arts-in-education programs, residencies and workshops to a variety of audiences from inner-city urban, rural, and immigrant communities. J'miah Nabawi's traditional arts programming reflects the story-dance-musical storytelling drama of Africa and its Diaspora. He also tells and adapt stories from around the world. Through collaborations and corporate sponsorships, J'miah Nabawi has often served as Cultural Ambassador, Program Host for community programs and as Parent Engagement Facilitator at various venues presenting cultural entertainment for family-friendly audiences. Bilingual in Spanish and a polyglot of sorts, J'miah Nabawi has shared his brand of high-spirited interactive storytelling across the U.S. and Mexico in schools, museums, colleges and universities, and at storytelling festivals and conferences. Presently a Traditional Roster Artist with Georgia Council for the Arts and South Carolina Arts Commission, J'miah Nabawi has been on roster with Massachusetts Cultural Arts, the Pennsylvania Arts Councils and has received National Endowment for the Arts support for various community projects and public programming."Mr. Nabawi is one of Savannah's most visible and favored storytellers. He has been the community's choice for various festivities, with no barriers on race, ethnicity, or age. Whether it is through the Live Oak Public Libraries, The Telfair Museum, local churches, schools, universities, the leadership and service that he continues to provide through his profession is legendary here amongst Savannahians." Dr. Otis S. Johnson, Former Mayor of Savannah, GA