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In Issue 56 of the Baba Indaba Children’s Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Inca legend of The Lost Island. Huaina Ccapac, third Sapa Inca (divine king – 1468–1527 AD) of the Inca Empire, decided to serve only one god. He destroyed the graven images of the many Inca gods with disastrous consequences. Download and read the story to find out what happened.

This issue also has a “Where in the World – Look it Up” section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT – use Google maps.


Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children’s stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as “Father of Stories”.