a video of
told by Michael
Auld at Yale
Michael Auld telling a story
titled "Anansi and the Yam
Hills" collected by the artist.
Inspired by the stories told
to Pamela Colman Smith
in the late 1890s
|CLICK ON THE ABOVE PHOTO... and follow the link to to hear and see Michael Auld's
authentic Jamaican narration of a 1899 Anansi Story illustrated and published by
Pamela Colman Smith
PAMELA COLMAN SMITH'S VERSION OF ANANCI/ANNANCY
"Greedy choke puppy!"
LESSON: Watch the video and answer the questions:
(1) The feathered lady to the left in two pictures is....? (2) What is she standing on? (3) What is Brother Bull carrying on his head?
(4) What is the name of the witch? (5) What is the moral to the story? _
--a. All is fair in love and war? --b. If you snooze you loose? -- c. Never look a gift horse in the mouth? -- d. A greedy puppy soon chokes?
Copyright 2007 by Michael Auld
Left: Title page from the first illustrated and published
AnansiStories collected in Jamaica in the late 1800s by the
young British-American artist. Her interpretation of Anansi is
the character to the left.