About the Book
Tales of Anansi the Magical Spider Man came from West Africa, hundreds of years ago, following the oral tradition of the enslaved people throughout the Americas.
Anansi, and its various incarnations: ‘Anancy,’ and ‘Aunt Nancy’ in the Southern United States, is a symbol of hope for the small or vulnerable as he uses his intellect to gain advantage over the great and mighty. He is the character that appears in various forms of mythology and folklore worldwide.
Today, Anansi stories are told throughout the Caribbean, Belize, Central and South America as well as the Gullah communities of South Carolina.
I loved hearing Anansi stories and riddles as a child, so did my children. It seemed only natural to introduce Anansi at the St. Ann Parish Junior Library summer reading sessions, via Sir Philip Sherlock's story of Anansi and the Alligator Eggs y los Huevos del Caimán. The vivid, colourful illustrations by Susan Judah brings the story to life.
The book is an excellent resource for those studying Spanish too. It was obvious that reprinting this bilingual, Operation Friendship, publication was a must!
The tales of Anansi are timeless and amusing. They are not directed at any particular individual but do carry a warning, as defined in the closing phrase:
Jack Mandora mi nuh choose none, or, so mi get it, so mi sell it, mi nuh add nor subtract it." (In other words, interpret it as you wish).
CEO, Brawta Books
Anansi and the Alligator Eggs y los Huevos del Caimán is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold online - in print and eBook formats. (All proceeds donated to the development of the St. Ann Parish Junior Library and the STEP Centre)
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