Gerald Fish of the Spirit!
Walk With Nana Afua to the Fish Market Smell the fish fry and smile with Sister Vernice Wonder what fortune is coming to Nana Afua AND SING! Yes, Sing Along with Gerald, Fish of The Spirit! 'Skin me good Nana, Skin me good Skin me good Nana, Skin me good Skin me good Nana, Skin me good I am Gerald, Gerald, Gerald- Fish of the Spirit!' Share the joy of storytelling and adventure of Nana Afua as the griots (gree-oh) of Africa did. Gerald the singing fish comes to life in this audio book brilliantly narrated by Ras Ran Amon. Listen to the drums of Teli Shabu as they take you to the Caribbean sea on the Island of St. Thomas. READ! LISTEN! SING! And enjoy as we "Feed The Spirit before the flesh" Enhanced CD with activities for Angels, Red Snappers & Groupers of all Ages AUTHORS NOTE This is how I fell in love with storytelling. When I was a little boy, my father would often tell tales of "back home", working the land and deep sea fishing. He would speak with details so vivid; I wondered how could one have such a great memory. I would listen and imagine the Jumbies or Cow Foot Woman really coming to life and haunting the misbehaving children. Sometimes at night my father would listen with pleasure as I read to him. I would learn later that the pleasure came from that ancient human desire to hear the melodic human voice. A pleasure reinforced by the West African tradition of the oral history via the storytelling Griot (gree-oh). Born in an era when many were denied formal schooling and the only book around was written in "The King's" English did not stop my father or many others from learning. The griot provided stories on reading the heavens and earth. Stories of hope and inspiration. Stories of triumph over all that would make life difficult. There were stories that were sung and stories that were told and eventually written; at least in the hearts of men. My dad has "gone on to glory" yet Gerald, Fish of The Spirit! Is one that remains in my heart. Adapted and "penned" in the lost art of storytelling that made the griot survive despite the radio, televison and even the printing press. I have enjoyed it with my children an kids of all ages everywhere go...