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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 received 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 people…. listeners come to know that we are united by common human experiences in spite of our differences."