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Nelson Mandela's favorite African folktales
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Hachette Audio ; Los Angeles : Artists for a New South Africa, [2009]

Physical Description:
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Presents 22 tales, chiefly from South Africa and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, as written and told or retold by various authors, and compiled by Nelson Mandela. Some include incidental music by Johnny Clegg or Vusi Mahlasela; five tracks at the end of disc 3 are short songs, some drawn from the stories, by these two musicians.
General Note:
"An audiobook benefiting children in South Africa orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS"--Container.

Unabridged recordings of 22 of the 32 stories found in the printed book of the same title.

Compact disc (discs 1-2).

Multimedia on enhanced compact disc includes a map of Africa showing where the tales are taken from; biographical notes on Mandela and the authors/tellers of the stories; a new illustration depicting a scene from 19 of the stories; illustrations for five more stories along with the URL for a web site to download audio files of these stories; words to the five songs, with English translations; glossary of words, names, and places associated with the stories; and complete track information, showing the title, writer or teller, reader, and country of origin for each story.
Ring of the king (Mythical African kingdom) / Asmodeus and the bottler of djinns (South African English) / Mpipidi and the motlopi tree (Botswana) / Natiki (Namaqualand, South Africa) / Mantis and the moon (San, Southern Africa) / Message (Namibia) / Wolf queen (Cape Malay) / Musical interlude

Snake chief (West Africa/Zululand, South Africa) / King Lion's gifts (Khoi, Southern Africa) / Words as sweet as honey from Sankhambi (Venda, South Africa) / Sakunaka, the handsome young man (Zimbabwe) / Wolf and jackal and the barrel of butter (Cape Dutch) / Guardian of the pool (Central Africa/Zululand, South Africa) / Sannie Langtand and the visitor (South African English) / Sultan's daughter (Cape Malay)

Van Hunks and the Devil (Cape Dutch) / Clever snake charmer (Morocco) Enchanting song of the magical bird (Tanzania) / Hare and the tree spirit (Xhosa, South Africa) / Mother who turned to dust (Malawi) / Fesito goes to market (Uganda)
Format :
Audiobook on CD