Writing/Essay/Journal
How can a book such as The Lion’s Share be a bridge between communities? What kinds of things are you able to learn about a culture through its traditional stories?

Activity
Watch a video of The Lion’s Share (and three other Somali folk tales), read by Said Salah Ahmed by visiting http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/video/somalibooks.cfm

After watching, answer the following questions:
• How would you describe the lion in this story?
• Have you heard the phrase, “the lion’s share” before? How was it used?
• What could be a different ending for this story?