A Tower of Mortars

by A. Sakyiama

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Long, long ago, when the world was still young, the sky was so close to the earth that if you were tall enough and stretched a bit, you could just touch it.

This Asante folktale explains why things changed, so that now, the sky is far away from the ground.


released January 7, 2017

A folktale from Ghana, West Africa. Written and performed by A. Sakyiama.



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A. Sakyiama Kyebi, Ghana

A. Sakyiama is a writer and storyteller from Ghana, West Africa.

She tells of the antics of wily folktale characters like Ananse, his son, Ntikuma and his clever wife, Aso. She tells stories of naughty and nice ghosts; scared but brave boys and girls; monsters that eat disobedient children; as well as fantastical tales about why things are the way they are.
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