George Davidson was born in Guyana in 1938. He has lived in Brooklyn for many years now, but he retains traditional folktales learned from his mother and father when he was a boy and later from his wife. Some of these tales have an African lineage, such as the Nansi spider trickster tales. Others are part of a broader lineage of malevolent female shape-shifter and witch stories, such as Ole Higue (Old Hag), told in different traditions throughout the world. George exemplifies the kind of traditional storytelling that is culturally specific, learned informally and performed in intimate settings on moonlight story nights.

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