Storytelling time at the Anancy Festival
June 15, 2013. South Regional / Broward College Library.
I read “I Am Riding” to the kids. They loved it! We sang a song about riding, screamed onomatopoeias and colored pages from the book.
The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage; it’s designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.