Jamaica Magazine

Book Review – Anancy And Friends

Written by Staff Writer

About the Book
Features eight cultural folk stories for children which captures the imagination and reels the child-like mind into a world of folklore and fantasy. The stories creatively adapt traditional Anancy stories and entice the reader with innovative storylines and characters. Featuring illustrations from cartoonist Clovis Brown, they embody the excitement and imagination of the Jamaican culture.
About the Author

Beulah Richmond was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and spent her formative years there. Every Saturday afternoon, young Beulah and her eight siblings would eagerly await the arrival of a gentleman from the neighbourhood. Though stooped with age, their visitor would regale them with African folktales handed down through the years. On those enraptured afternoons, the idea for this book of stories about Anancy and his troublesome friends was born. Beulah later married a Guyanese Doctor, Quintin Richmond and left soon after for the Bahamas so that he could take up a three-year contract with a hospital there. After another year in England, she and her husband returned to the Bahamas and raised their three daughters, Allyson, Cathy & Carla. Today, Beulah has a granddaughter, Yasmin, whose birth rekindled the dream of writing down the folk tales remembered so clearly from her youth and which she so often repeated to her own children.

This book is the fulfilment of that dream.

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