Language. These stories are told in a Jamaican dialect of English, which is a dialect you might not be familiar with. I have tried to gloss the difficult words, and you do not need to understand every word to enjoy these wonderful stories, but be sure to take a look at the stories first to see what you think of the dialect.
Story Length. These are all single-page stories; some of them are very short stories, so that you will find two separate stories on a single page.
Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on two pages total: Jamaican Anansi Stories. Click "Older Posts" at the bottom of that page to see the second page.
- Tying Tiger
- The Gub-Gub Peas
- Tiger as Riding-Horse
- Tiger Catching the Sheep-Thief
- Tiger's Breakfast / Tiger's Bone-Hole
- Eggs and Scorpions / The Christening
- Eating Tiger's Guts / Monkey and Anansi
- Sheep and Anansi / Rabbit and Anansi
- New Names
- Shut Up in the Pot / House in the Air
- Goat on the Hill-Side / The Duckano Tree
- Anansi and the Tar-Baby / The Yam-Hills
- Guinea-Chick / Horse and Anansi
- Anansi in Monkey Country / The Fishes
- Anansi, White-Belly and Fish
- The Rain / Fire and Anansi
- Spider Marries Monkey's Daughter
- The Chain of Victims
- Tumble-Bug Rolls and John-Crow
- Anansi and the Pig Coming from Market