Mwalim Discusses Folklore and the Facts of Fiction
Master storyteller and folklorist, Mwalim discusses the function of folklore as a repository for the history and philosophy of cultures and sub-cultures.
By: Liberation Multimedia (LM3)
Mwalim offered the folktale from Ghana about the spider Anansi and the popular story of how Spider got the skinny waist. Obviously, this is not a truth as to how spiders got skinny waists, but it speaks to deeper values of the people who keep the tale; warning against greed and the value of sharing, as well as a warning against taking advantage of people.
The rest of the lecture focused on the aspects of a folktale and will continue in the next press release.
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