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The myth of Anansi, the trickster spider - Emily Zobel Marshall


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Long ago, all stories belonged to Nyame, the all-seeing Sky God. But one creature, Anansi, was determined to bring the stories down to Earth. Anansi went to Nyame and requested to take ownership of the world’s stories. The Sky God told Anansi that he could have all the stories he wished — but only if he could complete an impossible task. Emily Zobel Marshall shares the cunning spider's journey.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Emily Zobel Marshall
  • Director Keegan Thornhill
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Storyboard Artist Keegan Thornhill
  • Animator Jono Allan, Keegan Thornhill
  • Background Artist Dwayne de Kock
  • Composer Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Content Associate Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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