I choose an african version of Cinderella “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”, written by John Steptoe.

This story is very different to the german Cinderella, here the tension is between two sisters (not step sisters) and the father is a proactive one, and not the “submitted to his wife” of the German version.

I like this story because of the beautiful capability of transformation on it. The snake is at the end the prince, but is the prince for one sister and for the other is a monster.  He was also the kid, and the old woman of the road, and the forest. He was everything and/or everywhere. A beautiful metaphoric principle.