The Indigo Jackal

Contributed by Malaysian-Singapore storyteller Kamini Ramachandran as part of the Open Word – Open World Outreach Resource Pack for the 2017 Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Kamini says of the story:

‘It is about identity and crossing boundaries (physical, geographical boundaries as well as moral boundaries). The tale is usually told to discuss being true to oneself – that we don’t need to pretend to be others (imposters or ‘fake’ selves). It is also about staying with ‘the pack’ and not wandering off alone, as we realise we cannot manage all alone, without our community.’

Enjoy the video below, as well as the written version and an audio recording.