Official Website of Karmina Amin
Storyteller, Educator, Author
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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 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 people…. listeners come to know that
we are united by common human experiences
in spite of our differences."