~ 52. Anansi at the Funeral ~


Anansi's mother-in-law died, and Anansi went to the funeral dressed in his fancy funeral-clothes.
He got hungry during the funeral service, so he snuck into the kitchen. He smelled beans cooking!
Anansi had just scooped up some beans when the cook came in.
Uh-oh!
Embarrassed, Anansi poured the beans into his hat to eat later, and he put the hat on his head.
The burning beans made him dance. 
"It's my hat-shaking dance of grief!" Anansi shouted.
Anansi danced until he got away, but it was too late: the beans burned off his hair, and that's why Anansi is bald.


Inspired byAnansi Folktales in the Diaspora by Victorine Grannum-Solomon
Notes: This story appears on p. 23 of the book: Anansi's Hat-Shaking Dance.


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