Anansi Brings Back the Day

Author(s): Abstract Benna
Company: Swallow’s Wings Puppetry
Running time: 0h 45min approx

A funny, irreverent and inspiring West African Tale told with puppetry, spoken word and traditional African music.

Darkness covers the face of the land.
Lion needs someone to bring back the Sun.
Who will succeed?
The Powerful Eagle?
The Clever Monkey?
or Anansi and his mates?

The Anansi stories are African heritage predating the trauma of slavery. These humorous, lively and “community” led stories travelled with enslaved African people to the Caribbean. The stories then came to the UK when the UK government asked the Windrush Generation to come here to help with the labour shortage after WWII.


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