The trickster is on a mission!
He is most certainly cunning and clever, but is Kweku Ananse the most clever of all? He thinks so and in Today's Water, he sets out to prove it!
Before this tale of Ananse's quest, we see him in other tales, earning his reputation as a crafty and ingenious trickster. Along the way, we also find out why the sky is far from the ground and how it came about, that all stories, are Ananse stories.
If you have never heard of Ananse, this collection of stories is a great introduction to him.
Ananse is a trickster who enjoys getting the better of anyone he crosses paths with. From a lowly lizard to kings and gods, no one is safe from his tricks.
He is also a shapeshifter who can turn into a spider and hide when in trouble. Sometimes he's the hero; most times, he's the villain and occasionally, he's just the narrator.
While Ananse stories are told all around the world, this set comes from the source—from the folktales of the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa.
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About the Author
A. Sakyiama was born in Ghana, West Africa. She grew up hearing many of the stories that she now retells for all of us to enjoy.
She writes of the antics of wily folktale characters like Ananse, his son, Ntikuma and his clever wife, Aso. She tells stories of naughty and nice ghosts; scared but brave boys and girls; monsters that eat disobedient children; as well as fantastical tales about why things are the way they are.
A. Sakyiama currently lives in the USA with her family. She is also an avid gardener or more accurately, a fierce warrior who defends her territory against marauding gangs of deer, woodchucks, rabbits and crows.
Visit her at www.asakyiama.com.