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West Afrikaan Folktales

West Afrikaan Folktales

How We Got The Name Spider Tales | How Wisdom Became The Property Of The Human Race | Anansi and Nothing | Thunder and Anansi | Why the Lizard Continually Moves his Head up and Down | Tit For Tat | Why White Ants Always Harm Man’s Property | The Squirrel and the Spider | Why We See Ants Carrying Bundles As Big As Themselves | Why Spiders are Always Found in Corners | Anansi and the Blind Fisherman | Adzanumee and her Mother |
The Grinding-stone that Ground Flour by Itself | Morning Sunrise | Why the Sea-turtle When Caught Beats Its Breast with Its Forelegs

How We Got The Name Spider Tales:
A tale of a spider, which with its cleverness fulfills the three conditions that are made by Nyankupon the chief of the gods. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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How Wisdom Became The Property Of The Human Race: The story concern about father Anansi who thought that he possessed all the wisdom of the world, and how he was corrected by his own son. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Anansi and Nothing:
Story of Anansi who was very poor and Nothing who was very rich. And how Anansi killed nothing out of anger. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Thunder and Anansi:
Story concerns of Anansi, who upon getting a magic pot that will provide enough food for Anansi and his family, but Anansi got selfish. To know the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Why the Lizard Continually Moves his Head up and Down:
To know the full story of the lizard who continually moves his head up and down, just click on the play button below.

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Tit For Tat:
A story of Mr. Vinegar, who went to seek his fortune but returned empty handed because of his foolishness. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Why White Ants Always Harm Man’s Property:
To know the story of why ants always harm Man's property just click on the play button below and hear it.

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The Squirrel and the Spider:
A story of squirrel, who worked hard and and made a firm and how a cunning spider took the firm's belongings from the squirrel. And later how the spider was taught lesson for its theiving ways . To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Why We See Ants Carrying Bundles As Big As Themselves:
A story of Anansi, who upon killing king's favorite jester, was condemned to carry a great enchanted box on his head for ever. And how he trickily placed the burden on the ant's head to get himself free. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Why Spiders are Always Found in Corners:
Listen to the story and know why Agya Anansi transformed himself to a spider and took refuge in the dark corner of the ceiling where no one could see him. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Anansi and the Blind Fisherman:
Know the story of Anansi, who was a blind fisherman and how he was taught lesson for his rude behavior. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Adzanumee and her Mother:
This story concern of a woman, who wanted a daughter very badly. And how she got one and named her Adzanumee, but also lost her because of her inconsiderate behavior. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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The Grinding-stone that Ground Flour by Itself:
Story of Anansi, who trickily got the grinding stone that ground flour by itself from his cousin and how he end up with it. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Morning Sunrise:
Story concerns of concerns of a very beautiful girl named Morning Sunrise na d she got betrothed to a wise man named Thinker. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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Why the Sea-turtle When Caught Beats Its Breast with Its Forelegs:
Story concerns of a turtle, and how it helped the mankind to by saving them from the flood caused by the sea. And how mankind treated the turtle in return. To hear the full story, just click on the play button below.

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