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Anansasem

by Micha F. Lindemans
Literally, spider stories. It is a generic title of a class of folktales told by the Akan-speaking people of the old Gold Coast, so called whether the spider takes part in the story or not. These stories are told for group entertainment and are definitevely distinguished from the myths. They are also known as "words of a sky god", Nyankomsem.

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