Ananse and the Mysterious Stone


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Age Range: 7 – 12 years

Ananse and the Mysterious Stone is a folktale from Ghana, West Africa.

Ananse (the spider), one of the great folk heroes, is a cunning, mischievous, wise, and lovable creature. In this story, there was a great famine and Ananse tricked other animals in his village for food using the site of a mysterious stone. While Ananse was at his mischief, Mr. Squirrel watched and pondered how he could stop crafty Ananse before he wipes out all the animals in the forest.

Was Mr. Squirrel successful in stopping Ananse? Find out in the tale of Ananse and the Mysterious Stone.

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Esi Adeborna

Esi Adeborna was born and raised in a border town, Aflao, Ghana but currently resides in the USA. She is a full-time Enterprise Technology Consultant, with a passion for promoting African culture and heritage, through folktales passed down from generations. Her aim is to introduce parents and kids to these folktales, which are full of moral values, lessons and burst of colours.

Apart from her love for African folktales, Esi loves to cook Ghanaian meals, of which groundnut (peanut butter) soup with Akple, is her favourite.

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