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The myth of Anansi, the trickster spider
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. [Directed by Keegan Thornhill, narrated by Christina Greer, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].