ANANSE AND THE POT OF WISDOM
..or NO ONE PERSON
CAN HAVE ALL THE WISDOM IN THE WORLD
This is a very old story told when the world was young . It is about how Mr Ananse
As the story goes Ananse, that is still his name , but did you know that his
Kweku Ananse then tied the pot of wisdom around his neck with a strong vine
Finally Ananse sat on a branch of the tree holding the pot of wisdom. ?I
?I thought I had it all in my pot but my own son has wisdom not in my pot.?
Narrators comments: This story is contributed by Rev
Peter E Adotey Addo from his
book, HOW THE SPIDER BECAME BALD…Folktales and
Legends from West Africa.
Rev Addo is a Ghanian born folklorist and writer. He lives in North Carolina
and devotes his time to visiting schools and colleges for readings and talks.