Collecting stories from different countries was quite a challenging task, especially since many of these stories were passed down through oral tradition and have been scarred by the painful effects of colonization.
In some countries, we see local stories, once woven into the fabric of their communities, systematically erased and slowly forgotten. Despite facing resource limitations, I approached the research and writing with great care, making sure to select stories that were not widely known and focused on ones featuring diverse protagonists, intriguing outcomes, and meaningful analogies.
It is important to us that in the retelling process, close attention was paid to accurately representing the creatures mentioned in the stories, ensuring they were native to the respective regions or held cultural significance.
I am sincerely grateful to each and every one of you for taking the time to explore and discover the tales and I genuinely hope that its contents help you learn, grow, and find inspiration.