No to Tiger Stories

Recently I re-read Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. In he talks about Anansi stories as opposed to Tiger Stories. Tiger stories are fearful. Bad things happen with Tiger stories. When you are done listening to a Tiger story, you don’t feel better, you feel worse. Sad. Scared.

Anansi stories, on the other hand, are fun, tricksy, and are meant to make you laugh. Anansi just wants to have a good time.

When I think of our media nowadays, it is full of Tiger Stories.  Fear stories.

We need more Anansi stories.

  • Meg

    Yes! Well said.