BOOK REVIEW: Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti

Anansi the Spider

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti, by Gerald McDermott

This is an African folk tale about the infamous “Anansi the Spider.” There are many stories about Anansi…this one is about how the moon came to be in the sky. Anansi gets into trouble and his sons form a rescue party…They save him, and Anansi wants to reward the one who saved him (with the moon)…but who saved him? (They all did.) 

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