How Anansi Got His Stories
- ANANSI AND KING'S SON. // Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jam;2007, p434
The article presents a short tale of Anansi and the king's son in the phonemic writing adopted for the book "Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica."
- Chapter Twelve: JOHN CANOE: OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS. // Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jam;2007, p256
Chapter 12 of the book "Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica" is presented. It traces the Jamaican origin of the term John Canoe dancing and the English names of other forms of entertainment. It recalls the first account of Christmas dancing by the slaves, which...
- TRANS(L)ATLANTIC I-CON: THE MANY SHAPES OF ANANSE IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURES. Deandrea, Pietro // Journal of Transatlantic Studies (Edinburgh University Press);Spring2004, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p1
Examines the depiction of the spider-trickster Ananse, a folk hero of Ghanaian and Caribbean folk tales, in contemporary literature. Origin of Ananse; Roles played by Ananse in Caribbean folk tales; Methodologies used by authors to depart from the folkloric Ananse while making use of him.
- Liminal Anansi: Symbol of Order and Chaos. Marshall, Emily Zobel // Caribbean Quarterly;Sep2007, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p30
Anansi is a complex and intriguing figure who has woven a fine tapestry of tales across the New World. Born in West Africa, Anansi survived a cultural metamorphosis and became symbolic of the struggles of the black slave. Like Anansi, the slaves worked at overturning the structured hierarchy of...
- The Magic of Anansi (Film). Ostergard, Maren // School Library Journal;Feb2003, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p69
Reviews the video recording 'The Magic of Anansi.'
- Colors of GHANA: Silver. Littlefield, Holly // Colors of Ghana;1999, p22
According to Asante legend, a clever spider named Ananse hides in his silver web whenever he is in danger. Otherwise, this popular trickster lives and acts like a human. In one story, Ananse and his family grow a great field of yams. But when it comes time to harvest the yams, Ananse decides...
- Gender-role perceptions in the Akan folktale. Opoku-Agyemang, Naana Jane // Research in African Literatures;Spring99, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p116
Discusses the symbolic illustration of gender role perceptions in the Akan language folktale featuring the character, Anansi from Ghana. References to the role of women; Highlights of the hidden powers of women; Portrayal of the characteristics of a suitable husband and a good wife; Incidents...
- Chapter 8: 'Like Pioneer and So' Andrew Salkey and Anancy's Score. Morris, Mervyn // Is English We Speaking & other Essays;1999, p59
Chapter 8 of the book "Is English We Speaking and Other Essays," by Mervyn Morris is presented. It explores the writings and other works of Andrew Salky which is said to manifest his identification with Jamaica and his continued use of Anancy figures. It affirms that he was enamored and...
- The Magic of Anansi: A Traditional West Indian Tale. (Talespinners Collection) (Film). Weir, Denise // CM: Canadian Review of Materials;6/6/2003, pN.PAG
Reviews the motion picture 'The Magic of Anansi: A Traditional West Indian Tale. (Talespinners Collection),' directed by Jamie Mason.