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Ananzi Stories
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ANANZI or Ahnansi (Ah-nahn-see) the tricksterA" is a cunning and intelligent spider and is one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore. The Anansi tales are believed to have originated in the Ashanti tribe in Ghana. (The word Anansi is Akan and means, simply, spider.) They later spread to other Akan groups and then to the West Indies, Suriname, and the Netherlands Antilles. On Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire he is known as Nanzi, and his wife as Shi Maria. He is also known as Ananse, Kwaku Ananse, and Anancy; and in the Southern United States he has evolved into Aunt Nancy. He is a spider, but often acts and appears as a man. The story of Anansi is akin to the Coyote or Raven the trickster found in many Native American cultures. The stories in this short volume were originally, and unusually, an appendix to Popular Tales from the Norse also by Sir George Webbe Dasent. Why he chose to include folklore from Africa and the Caribbean within folklore of the Norse has been forgotten in the sands of time. Abela Publishing has elected to republish these as a volume in their own right as an aide to Edgbarrow School's fundraising campaign supporting the SOS Children's Village in Asiakwa, Ghana.
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WHY THE JACK-SPANIARD'S WAIST IS SMALL ANANZI AND THE LION ANANZI AND QUANQUA THE EAR OF CORN AND THE TWELVE MEN THE KING AND THE ANT'S TREE THE LITTLE CHILD AND THE PUMPKIN TREE THE BROTHER AND HIS SISTERS THE GIRL AND THE FISH THE LION, THE GOAT AND THE BABOON ANANZI AND BABOON THE MAN AND THE DOUKANA TREE NANCY FAIRY THE DANCING GANG

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