THE ORAL CULTURE - STORYTELLING AND FOLKTALES
TWO Original Anansi Folktale Ebooks.
The only source online or in print!
These Virgin Islands Dutch Creole folktales was first collected by a Dutch anthropologist, J. P. B. de Josselin de Jong, who visited the Virgin Islands in 1923.
Stories of the people, often passed from elders to the next generation. Help your students learn through the oral tradition. Download, read, and hear each story narrated in both American Virgin Island Creole and Standard English, plus find out how these stories survived in tact from the original storyteller.
De Josselin de Jong does not say who told him this story. However, we do know that all of the people who told him stories lived on St. Thomas and St. John and that they spoke both Dutch Creole and Virgin Islands English. A Brother Anansi and Brother Tecoma Stories spoken in Standard English and Negerhollands English.
This is how it all started..."The Children of Birmingham", Winner of the Youth Video Award
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