In the Nigerian tale of 'The Story of The Boy and The Old Woman and How the Wasp Got His Small Waist' we learn not why the wasp is, but rather why he's shaped the way he is. And the reason, according to the Hausa, is quite a tale.
From: Hausa Folk-Lore
Author: Maalam Shaihua, tr. by R. Sutherland Rattray
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