The untangled tales
Once upon a time, long ago… Tales about a tricky spider were told that everyone could hear, but not everyone could understand. These stories enabled slaves to share their thoughts without the slaveholder knowing what was actually meant. In a similar way, the Angisa’s worn by women were not only beautiful headkerchiefs: their intricate folds contained hidden stories and wisdoms that could only be read by those who had learned to. Through memories and imagination, ‘The untangled tales’ visualizes the stories of the Anansi storytellers and the Angisa-folders, and the ways in which these traditions allow us to glimpse at the years of slavery.
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