The Tales of Anansi Volume 1. (Digital Book)



Come along with us as we retell stories of the mischievous but very intelligent West African, Ashanti trickster, Anansi the Spider. Anansi likes to get his own way and often uses his wit to outsmart animals much larger or stronger than he is; but Anansi doesn’t know when enough is enough and his desire to win sometimes gets the best of him. 

Anansi tales date back to at least the 1500s and travelled by word of mouth from village to village. Throughout the diaspora, enslaved Africans would retell Anansi stories, passing them on through the generations and spreading them across Africa and The Americas. These stories served not only as entertainment but they offered hope. Today, there are several versions of the many Anansi tales. Here are some of them…


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