Children’s Author, Dellaphine Chitty, On Writing Trickster Tales

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefKMasimba | February 24, 2014

Children’s author, Dellaphine Chitty’s book titled, “Bruh Beaver, Bruh Rabbit and the Man in the Moon,” which she co-authored with her daughter, Dawn, is a delightful trickster tale with origins in African American culture.

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The book tells the story of  two animal characters whose power struggles eventually lead them to an intriguing location. In the story, a seemingly weak animal gains leverage by the mere use of cunning wit and strategy. Continue reading