Why are folktales important in West African communities?

Research Question: Why are folktales important in West African communities?

Thesis: In West Africa folktales are important because they bring families and friends closer together, they are a form of entertainment, and they are a fun way of passing down history.

  • Topic Sentence #1: In West African communities, people rely on folktales for passing down history and remembering people before them.
  • Topic Sentence #2: By sharing folktales, families and friends in West Africa became closer by remembering stories and memories together.
  • Topic Sentence #3: Sharing folktales out loud in West Africa is a great form of entertainment because everyone can enjoy the story together.

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