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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Anansi and the pot of beans African Folktale

Anansi and the pot of beans African folktale is a story forming part of an oral storytelling tradition shaped by the tongues of African elders passed down from one generation to the next. Folktales reflect the morals, superstitions and customs of the African people.

Anansi is a tricky spider who gets into all sorts of trouble. The word Anansi is Akan simply meaning spider. Anansi is an exceedingly popular folktale character whose stories are told and retold in West Africa and Jamaica. The Anansi tales are believed to have originated by the Ashanti people of Ghana.  In the southern United States of America, Anansi's name evolved into the beloved Aunt Nancy stories.







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