The Calf With No Name – Inkonyane Engenegama

Performed by: Copy Dog Productions

No director listed

No playwright listed

Written by Clinton Marius and directed by Mpume Mthombeni, this is a heartwarming story about a young Zulu herdboy who learns that the little calf he loves is to become a gift for the king. It is about Nguni cattle and their role in African society, growing up, honesty, and doing the right thing.

The production is available in English or isiZulu, as a puppet show, and also as a stand-alone reading.


55 minutes
Recommended Age:
No min or max grade set
Recommended Grade:
No min or max grade set
English (first language) / Zulu (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Dramatic Arts
Themes Covered:
Change, Choices, Creativity, Family dynamics, Imagination, Intra/interpersonal conflicts, Life skills, Loss, Morality, Self-efficacy