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National Storytelling Week: We tell stories to know who we are

By Sophie Hallam* How wonderful to celebrate a whole week of storytelling! It’s something that unites us, binds and connects us. It’s common to every known culture and central to human existence. From songlines in Aboriginal Australia to Icelandic folk tales told in the dead of night, traditions of oral storytelling go back millennia. We tell stories to know who we are. I loved to be read to as a child. I remember at the…

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