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We humans love stories. We read them, watch them, listen to them, play them in computer games, tell them about our lives. It is one of the ways we make sense of the world.

Oral storytelling was how our species first enjoyed stories. I perform traditional oral stories from the African continent and diaspora. These stories are hundreds, if not thousands, of years old – their wisdom is profound, and they are still totally relevant to our modern lives.

Adults often assume storytelling is for children. They are surprised by how moved they are – to both laughter and tears – by the stories I tell.

If you would like to book me to do storytelling at a book festival or storytelling event please contact me via my Contact page.

"From the moment Atinuke took the stage … we were transported, whisked away to a land full of heat and colour, to a world in which ancient hunters and young girls with ipods meet …"
~ David Ambrose, founder of Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival.