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The First Afan-Oromo/English Bi-lingual Folktale Picture Book, Sheekko Sheekko

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Preserve and support Oromo culture. Take a look at the first bi-lingual picture book, featuring a traditional Oromo folktale.

Contact Information
If you want more information, you can contact me by e-mail or by phone.

email address:
phone: (612) 338-6284


If you want to order a book by mail, you can send a check for $19 to:

Janet Curiel
606 27th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454


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  1. dhuga:

    December 30, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    Good job

  2. Cirrii:

    January 6, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Please include more sample pictures from the book. A lot of people are interested to buy.

    Is the book appropriate for children? What age is recommended?

  3. gashaw:

    January 19, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    This book reminds of my grand mother. She was such a beautiful woman and proudly Oromo. She is the one who planted the true sense of Orommummaa deep inside my soul. Her love for me still warms up my heart. As a child I grew up listening to her folk tales. She was the wisest and the most strong woman I have ever known. She was one of a kind to me. May her soul rest in peace. I love you grandma (siddisee).

    Nothing compares with the wisdom of our Oromo ancestors and the means with which they transfer that wisdom from one generation to the next. May their souls rest in peace as well.

    I would love to buy that book for my future kids. They deserve to inherit their Oromo wisdom.

  4. Janet Curiel:

    January 31, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    The book, “Once upon a time in Oromiya” is being made into a play and will be featured at the Mixed Blood theater in Minneapolis on April 22, 2012.
    Auditions for the play will be at Augsburg College in the Christiansen Hall, in Marshall room. (22nd and Riverside Ave), from 6-8 pm on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. They are looking for Oromo-speaking individuals for the parts. Please come if you’re interested.