Aesop’s Fables Bahamian-ized

book illustration from aesop's fables

A friend of mine said if I told people about this idea, they would steal it. But if enough people were interested it would have been done more and, besides, the more ideas around this idea, the more ideas flow from it. 

Aesop’s Fables from Ancient Greece is a proven classic for children’s education. It teaches them virtues and more virtues. It’s a proven way to learn, so how come it’s not heralded today? Because it’s not updated. 

I believe were always meant to be rewritten for the times. Not sure how often that’s happened in our times. But should there just be one for the modern age? There should likely be many – one for each culture. What would a Bahamian Aesop’s Fables look like? 

It would not only reflect the times, but the virtues needed for the times. Lusca’s and Chickcharney’s, Mermaid’s and Buccaneers perhaps, adding a Parrot or two for good luck. More than an idea that just popped into my head. It’s something that should simply have been done a long time ago. Ideas are a dime a dozen, it’s the work put in that counts. 


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