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City of Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission


June 2022

A Story, A Story: Ananse Tales to Live By with Dr. Akua Duku Anokye

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Goodyear Recreation Campus, 420 Estrella Pkwy
Goodyear, AZ 85338 United States
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Ananse the Spider, a trickster hero of Ghana, is one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore. Ananse‚Äôs tales are told to not only explain the origins of the Akan people, but used to reinforce the belief system that enriches their society. Not just found in Ghana, these stories are likened to Brer Rabbit and John Tales in the American South. Here in Arizona, the stories are compared to Coyote stories of Native lore. Hear these…

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