Tezin the Fish

Kate Farrell (author of Story Power) discusses the layers of meaning in this folktale and its relevance to Haiti and the global community.

Episode Description

This episode is one of Haiti’s most popular folktales, the story of a young girl’s special friendship with a fish, story of Tezen, the fish. It is an incredible story which talks about the symbiotic relationship between nature and humans and that we need to respect nature. The girl understands and develops a relationship with the earth and is appreciated, recognized as a worthy girl, and rewarded. We also talk about the prejudice against girls by dismissing or discounting their ideas and thoughts and prejudice against cultural differences, lifestyles, race, etc which can be passed down to generations just like folktales.


Story Power by Kate Farrell

Story power

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