Tag Archives: children’s lore


Enkoye Totit–Ethiopian bedtime story

The informant is my 18-year-old cousin, who was born and raised in the United States but has Ethiopian parents. She told me about Enkoye Totit, bedtime story her mother and aunts told her when she was little. ——————– “So, Enkoye Totit is this little monkey character who keeps getting in trouble. It’s a bedtime story… Continue Reading »

Ethiopian bogeyman

The informant is my 18-year-old cousin, who was born and raised in the United States but has Ethiopian parents. She told me about a character called Soyo, which is an Ethiopian bogeyman character used to scare children. ——————– “So, Soyo is basically this character, like a scary kidnapper character, that parents use to scare their… Continue Reading »

Squirelly Tag

The informant is the sixteen-year-old sister of a friend of mine who lives in Rye, New York. She reminded me of a game we invented as kids and used to play whenever we were at each other’s houses. Note: The initials OF denote the informant, while A refers to me, the interviewer. ——————– OF: So…. Continue Reading »