Bruh Rabbit’s Riddle

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Today we finally introduce Bruh Rabbit. The main character in the Uncle Remus tales but also has origins in the central and southern regions of Africa. This episode contains the trio Bruh Rabbit, Bruh Fox and of course Bruh Bear. What will happen you will just have to listen to find out. 

All of Bruh Rabbits stories can be found in the Book Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales by Julius Lester. 

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Ol’ Boo Hag

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Although today’s story comes from the Gullah region it is definitely a story we all know about. Many cultures have stories of a spirit visiting them in the night and paralysis them in the bed. Whatever you may call this situation, in the Carolinas and Georgia they call her Boo Hag. 

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The People Could Fly

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Today story is from the Gullah people of the south. It is a story that comes from the Kongo/Angola region of Africa. It is a story that is sad and happy simultaneously. Today we hear about the people who once possessed wings and hold the magic of the motherland in their souls. This is a slave tale and may anger some but know it is a good story and I loved sharing., 

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CatskinElla

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today we dive into a fairy-tale that is familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. From the south we are given a version of Cinderella that most will not understand. We will see a magic mirror, a magical God-Mother, a magical dress, a prince and the girl who connects them all. CatskinElla is a fun and lively version that incorporates some Indigenous and African motifs. I hope you spot them. 

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Doc Anansi

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Today we explore another Jack Mandora Tale. We all know that everyone isn’t your friend or their to help you. When bro. Goat gets into trouble with a con man, he goes to the only man he knows that will help him, Doc Anansi. Find out how Doc Anansi assist Bro Goat and his family in this time of strife.

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The Mermaid

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Today we have a story based on true events from South Carolina 7/3/1867.  A story about how storm that lasted for weeks and what the people did to stop it. The players are The doctor, The townspeople and yes a mermaid. The story may be found in the Book Her- Stories by Virgina Hamilton. 

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Annie Christmas

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There are stories of many of legendary characters in folklore, but today we explore a legendary woman that grew out of the town of New Orleans. Annie Christmas is a homegrown female Keel-boat operator who is a representation of a empowered, independent woman. We all know women like Annie Christmas whether she is family or a friend or a celebrity. Annie is the OG Female Celebrity. 

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The Gaulin Wife and Mr. Knee-High

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Two stories one from the Bahamas, Andres Island to be exact and the other from Alabama. In the first story we see what happens when you lie about your true nature. In the second story we find out that sometimes being you true self is the best bet. In both we come to understand that honesty is always the way to go.  

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Jack Mandora Stories

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Today we have two stories coming from Jamaica known to them as Jack Mandora stories. These are Anansi animal tales some will have morals other will be just for fun. Can you decide what if any message there is in todays stories. 

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Ol’ John vs Mr. Berkeley

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Mr. Berkeley a greedy cunning man from the Island of Trinidad may have bit off a little more than he can chew when it comes to dealing with Ol’ John that is. What may or may not happen you will have to see in todays story. 

Disclaimer: This episode does contain Mild adult language and death. 

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