Black Rebellion and Trickster Gods…

Adinkra symbol, Ananse ntontan, or the Spider Web. It is a symbol of wisdom and creativity. Often used to represent the trickster god Anansi. Br’er Rabbit is rooted in this West African folktale tradition.

“I know that I am playing with fire, and I feel the thrill which accompanies that most fascinating pastime; and, back of it all, I think I find a sort of savage and diabolical desire to gather up all the little tragedies of my life, and turn them into a practical joke on society.” James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

This is my favorite form of rebellion…the trickster rebel…”I’ll use your sickness against you, and mock you with it…”

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