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Winner of the 2010 Audie for Audiobook of the Year, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an extraordinary audiobook featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker and Alfre Woodard with a special message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Original Music by South African legends by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, Directed by Alfre Woodard. The audiobook was a truly international affair recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, and Johannesburg.

The stories were chosen by the Nobel Laureate himself, from every region of Africa.

"We hope this audiobook will be enjoyed by people of all ages across the globe, increasing awareness of Africa's rich cultures while creating a better future for South Africa's most vulnerable children," said ANSA Executive Director Sharon Gelman.

In his original foreword for the folktales, Nelson Mandela wrote, "It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller may never die in Africa, that all the children of the world may experience the wonder of books." The audiobook brings his vision full circle, as these timeless tales return to the oral tradition to be heard around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600246661
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 3
Sales rank: 1,025,574
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 5.02(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Nelson Mandela (1918—2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as the first democratically-elected President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Mandela established the Nelson Mandela Foundation as his post-presidential office in 1999. It is a not-for-profit organization which has, since 2004, been transformed into an archive and trusted voice on his life and times. It carries out its mandate to promote Mandela’s vision and work by convening dialogues and creating platforms for engagement around critical issues to promote social justice.

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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful assortment of stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed listening to these enchantingly told stories. They were beautifully read and very relaxing to listen to. I would recommend them for all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a lovely audiobook for children of all ages. Stories are read by a group of diverse actors. The whole family can enjoy. Highly recommended!
AvidReaderSG More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing audiobook. The readings are done by numerous remarkable actors including Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, Alan Rickman, Jurnee Smollett, Charlize Theron, Blair Underwood, Forest Whitaker, and Alfre Woodard with a message from Desmond Tutu and music by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela. Your purchase supports children in Africa who have been orphaned by AIDS.
katrinafroelich on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderful collection because each story has separate illustrations, which were strikingly diverse. The illustrations really suited the story, some warm and soft, other bright, vivid and complex. It captures the diversity of cultures on the continent.
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