Tag: Week 9

Week 9 Story: Jackal

When Gordon came knockin’ on my door, I knew it was trouble. He wasn’t keen to come to this side of town, only to clean up messes. They…

Reading Notes: African Stories (Lang), Part B

I love how descriptive and imaginative these myths are. The story of Hassebu is particularly fascinating. Hassebu starts out being unable to learn anything. He goes to school,…

Reading Notes: African Stories (Lang), Part A

In all stories involving the trickster, whether it’s Anansi or the Jackal, I never understood why the creatures/community members continued to trust the trickster and fall into their…

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