THE MAGIC POT by Odeen Ishmael
Nansi Stories From The Caribbean

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This book comprises a collection of fifty-five popular folk stories from Guyana and other countries of the Caribbean region. The starring character in all of them is Nansi whose exploits form part of the folklore of these countries. Nansi, who is a spider—but who sometimes takes the qualities or form of a man, or even half-man and half-spider—and is variably regarded as a hero, a cunning trickster and also sometimes as a fool. Despite these varying characteristics, he is generally admired for the manner in which he outwits others.
 

About Odeen Ishmael

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Odeen Ishmael is currently the ambassador of Guyana to Venezuela. He previously served as his country's ambassador to the United States and, simultaneously, as permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) from 1993 to 2003. Since the 1970s, he has been a premier writer on the problems and perspectives of education in Guyana and the wider Caribbean region. He has written extensively on Guyanese history and culture as well as political developments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 
Published August 2, 2010 by Xlibris Corporation. 172 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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