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Biography

KARIMA AMIN is a storyteller, educator, and author from Buffalo, 

NY who shares tales in her repertoire throughout the US and 

Canada with storylovers of all ages. With 24 years in public 

school education to her credit, and more than three decades

 of storytelling, she provides performances, workshops

, keynotes and author visits to promote literacy, increase 

cultural awareness, enliven staff development, and improve 

human relations. She is known for creating programs that are

 tailor-made to suit the needs of her audiences. 

Her voice is very familiar in a community where she has 

shared fables on local radio (WBLK-FM) for a decade.


Karima is a co-founder of "Spin-A-Story 

Tellers of WNY" and "Tradition Keepers:

 Black Storytellers of WNY." She is 

also a member of the "National Storytelling 

Network" and the "National Association of 

Black Storytellers." Occasionally, she presents

 tandem-storytelling with Sharon Jordan Holley as 

"We All Storytellers." She has shared stories in local, 

national, and international venues. In 2002

 she went to Senegal, West Africa to share 

African American folktales on Goree Island at the 

"Family Reunion Arts Festival." 

Her most recent stories in print appear in "

The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Friends," 

"African American Children's Stories: A Treasury 

of Tradition and Pride," and 

"My First Treasury: Grandma Loves You."

 In 2004 she reissued some of her favorite stories on a cd, 

"You Can Say That Again!," 

with local musician, S'wayne. Karima's cd has 

earned a "Parents Choice Foundation Gold Award" and 

"Storytelling World" honors. In 2012, Karima r

eceived the Zora Neale Hurston Legacy Award

 from the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., 

for striving to preserve and perpetuate the art of storytelling.

"Knowing that every culture has its stories, 

I believe that storytelling is a perfect medium for

 teaching about the customs, traditions, 

and history of a peopleā€¦. listeners come to know that 

we are united by common human experiences

 in spite of our differences."

---Karima Amin