Fables of the Chokosi
Kashim Chokosi and recorded by Alfred Krass
. Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana . Chereponi, Ghana
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This is a 28-page pamphlet about 6" x 8¼". It offers fourteen stories generally of the "pourquoi" sort: "Why Mice Live Inside Houses"; "Why the Monkey's Neck Is So Short"; "Why People Keep Dogs." Perhaps the closest to an Aesopic fable is "Cleverness Is Stronger Than Force" (23). People are on their way to help elephant with his new farm. Rabbit tricks them on their way into helping him with his farm. A surprise in this story is that God delivers the moral at the end. "Use your head. Do not threaten people with force." I believe that this is our first publication from Ghana.