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ANANZI or Ahnansi (Ah-nahn-see) the trickster is a cunning and intelligent spider and is one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore. In this volume you will find 13 Anansi tales. Stories like 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 DANCING GANG and many more
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 Curaçao, 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 Schools fundraising campaign supporting the SOS Childrens Village in Asiakwa, Ghana.
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Excerpt from ANANZI STORIES
THE GIRL AND THE FISH
Once Upon A Time there was once a girl who used to go to the river to fetch water, but when she went she was never in a hurry to come back, but stayed so long, that they made up their minds to watch her. So one day they followed her to the river, and found when she got there she said something (the reciter forgets the words), and a fish came up and talked to her; and she did not like to leave it, for it was her sweetheart. So they went next day to the river to see if the fish would come up, for they remembered what the girl said, and used the same words. Then up came the fish immediately, and they caught it, and took it home, and cooked it for dinner,
and a part they set by, and gave it to the girl when she came in.
Whilst she was eating, a voice said, "Do you know what you are eating? I am he you have so often talked with. If you look in the pig's tub you will see my heart." Then the voice told her to take the heart, and wrap it up in a handkerchief, and carry it to the river. When she got to the river she would see three stones in the water; she was to stand on the middle stone and dip the handkerchief three times into the water. All this she did, and then she sank suddenly, and was carried down to a beautiful place, where she found her lover changed from a fish into his proper form, and there she lived happily with him forever.
Table of Contents for ANANZI STORIES
|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|
|THE DANCING GANG|
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