Ti Malice and Bouki

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In Haitian folklore, Ti Malice is a trickster character, nemesis of Uncle Bouki or Tonton Bouqui. While Ti Malice is smart and guileful, Uncle Bouki while hardworking is also very greedy.[1] It is the apt manipulation of this greed that allows Ti Malice to often best Uncle Bouki. These characters are said to be a split of Anansi, the trickster character of the Ashanti of Ghana.


  1. ^ "Haiti Literature" (PDF). Teaching for Change. Retrieved 13 December 2015.