Book launch of QFWF Animal Wisdom Collection no. 4!


Caught in the Cosmic Web – Ghanaian Folk Tales in the Twenty-First Century

Trilingual e-book: EN, Ewe, and standard Akan/ Twi, 2022

ISBN: 978 94 921 27 112

This e-book is a collection of orally transmitted folktales about animals, currently circulating among the Ewe and Akan people of Ghana. Many of the stories in this bundle provide an explanation for the appearance of the most remarkable Ghanaian animals.

For example, why does the parrot have such beautiful feathers? And why does the Pintailed Whydah has such a long tail? For sure, Ghanaian storytellers know the answer.

They shared their animal wisdom stories, including those of the famous spider Anansi, with Dr. Kofi Dorvlo.

He wrote the stories down for us in English and translated them in Ewe and standard Akan/Twi with the help of his Ghanaian team members Dr. Kwaku Ofori and his students (Twi) and Mr. Kenneth Adevu (Ewe).

The e-book contains twenty Ghanaian folktales and includes an introduction by Dr. Louise Müller, who also interpreted the stories.

The 22 beautiful collages were made by the visual artist Josee Tesser.

Editorial thanks are due to Greg Suffanti for proofreading the stories in English and Ir. Joke Koppius for her editorial help and graphic design.

To order

Via or 
See: Wisdom Shop

Early bird price until September 21, 2022: € 9.50 per e-book
QFWF Friends Early bird price until September 21, 2022: € 7.50 per e-book

After September 21, 2022

€ 12.50 per e-book
QFWF Friend (inn) and € 9.50 per e-book

Downloadable as a full colour PDF after purchase

  • Intercultural storytelling bundles
  • Story collections from cultural storytelling traditions from North, South, East, West
  • English and Multilingual edition. The Dutch edition will be launched in August 2022.
A hundred percent of the revenue that the QFWF receives for the e-books will be used to finance the Animal Wisdom program and subsequent non-profit educational QFWF projects.
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Heidi Muijen en Joke Koppius vormen gezamenlijk de hoofdredactie van de Quest for wisdom foundation. De Redactionele pagina's zijn afkomstig van de hoofdredactie en — indien aangeven — door en met medewerking van derden geschreven.

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