On Tricksters: Ananse and Kanchil

A trickster is just what a storymaker needs: a character who makes things happen. – “Author’s Note”, Ananse’s Feast: An Ashanti Tale, retold by Tololwa M. Mollel and illustrated by Andrew Glass. The line separating folklore and fairytales is blurry at best, with most people understanding fairytales as a kind of “subgenre” …

The Fox’s Window and Other Stories – Naoko Awa (author), Toshiya Kamei (Translator): A Review

Paperback, 227 pages Published June 16th 2010 by Uno Press Source: Personal Copy Naoko Awa’s collection of stories, translated by Toshiya Kamei, gives a glimpse of the tales Japanese children grow up hearing and reading. In his introduction to the collection, Kamei talks about his own childhood and how Awa’s …