The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories

byAdwoa BadoeIllustratorBaba Wague Diakite

December 1, 2008|
The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories by Adwoa Badoe
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Drawing on the rich vein of the African Ananse tradition, Ghanaian author Adwoa Badoe and Malian illustrator Baba Wague Diakite bring us a marvelously lively, witty and entertaining collection of ten tales about this spider trickster.

These Ananse tales deal with the important issues that face us all -- justice, money, food, marriage, vanity and self-respect. Sometimes Ananse succeeds and things go his way; other times he makes a fool of himself and is ashamed -- but never for a long time. Many elements of these stories can be found in other trickster tales -- those of African origin, like the Uncle Remus stories, and those of aboriginal American groups, like the coyote tales of North American native cultures and the jaguar tales from Central and South America.

Adwoa Badoe is a Ghanaian-born physician, storyteller, educator, writer and African dance instructor. She is the author of the novel Between Sisters, as well as several picture books, including The Pot of Wisdom, illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité and Nana''s Cold Days, illustrated by Bushra Junaid. Baba Wagué Diakité is an award-winnin...
Title:The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:64 pages, 10 X 8.06 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 10 X 8.06 X 0.25 in
Published:December 1, 2008
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Appropriate for ages:7
ISBN - 13:9780888998699

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