The trickster is on a mission!
He is most certainly cunning and clever, but is Kweku Ananse the most clever of all? He thinks so and in Today's Water, he sets out to prove it!
Before this tale of Ananse's quest, we see him in other tales, earning his reputation as a crafty and ingenious trickster. Along the way, we also find out why the sky is far from the ground and how it came about, that all stories, are Ananse stories.
If you have never heard of Ananse, this collection of stories is a great introduction to him.
Ananse is a trickster who enjoys getting the better of anyone he crosses paths with. From a lowly lizard to kings and gods, no one is safe from his tricks.
He is also a shapeshifter who can turn into a spider and hide when in trouble. Sometimes he's the hero; most times, he's the villain and occasionally, he's just the narrator.
While Ananse stories are told all around the world, this set comes from the source—from the folktales of the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa.