Akan Stories


Why Anansi Has Eight Skinny Legs

Why Anansi Has Eight Skinny Legs

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

Once upon a time, there lived a spider called Anansi. Though Anansi’s wife was a very good cook, the greedy spider loved nothing more than to taste other people’s food.

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Kweku Anansi and His New Wife

Kweku Anansi and His New Wife

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

One day, Kweku Anansi went to God to complain that his wife was nothing more than an extra mouth to feed…

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Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

There once lived a mouse and frog who were very good friends. Every morning the frog would go to visit the mouse who lived in a hole inside a tree…

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The Princess’s Wedding

The Princess’s Wedding

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

There was joy in the air as the villagers of the Asante tribe in Kumasi gathered for the three day celebration of the Crown Princess’s wedding…

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The Wind and the Sun

The Wind and the Sun

Language: Akan/English  Origin: Ghana

One day, the boastful wind declared to the sun, ‘You know that I am the strongest and most effective of all the weather!’

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