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Nelson Mandela's favorite African folktales

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Hachette Audio ; Los Angeles : Artists for a New South Africa, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Children's audiobooks
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Mandela
ISBN: 9781600246661 1600246664
OCLC Number: 276817058
Notes: "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 discs (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.
Credits: Music by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela ; directed by Alfre Woodard.
Performer(s): Read by various artists.
Description: 3 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Enhanced compact disc (disc 3).
Contents: disc 1. Message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu (3:03) --
The ring of the king (Mythical African kingdom) / Jay Heale (read by Alan Rickman) (11:35) --
Asmodeus and the bottler of djinns (South African English) / Alex D'angelo (read by Whoopi Goldberg) (15:02) --
Mpipidi and the motlopi tree (Botswana) / Johanna Morule (read by Matt Damon) (8:40) --
Natiki (Namaqualand, South Africa) / Glaudien Kotzé (read by Parminder Nagra) (4:38) --
The mantis and the moon (San, Southern Africa) / Marguerite Poland (read by Forest Whitaker) (7:47) --
How Hlakanyana outwitted the monster (Nguni, South Africa) / Jack Cope (read by Sean Hayes) (7:03) --
The message (Namibia) / George Weideman (read by Charlize Theron) (6:41) --
The wolf queen (Cape Malay) / I.D. du Plessis (read by Benjamin Bratt) (8:14) --
Musical interlude (:08). disc 2. The snake chief (West Africa/Zululand, South Africa) / Diana Pitcher (read by Scarlett Johansson) (6:27) --
King Lion's gifts (Khoi, Southern Africa) / Pieter W. Grobbelaar (read by Ricardo Chavira) (9:40) --
Words as sweet as honey from Sankhambi (Venda, South Africa) / Linda Rode (read by Debra Messing) (4:33) --
Sakunaka, the handsome young man (Zimbabwe) / Hugh Tracey (read by LaTanya Richardson Jackson) (6:32) --
Wolf and jackal and the barrel of butter (Cape Dutch) / Pieter W. Grobbelaar (read by Hugh Jackman) (7:48) --
The guardian of the pool (Central Africa/Zululand, South Africa) / Diana Pitcher (read by Gillian Anderson) (5:46) --
Sannie Langtand and the visitor (South African English) / Alex D'angelo (read by CCH Pounder) (22:23) --
The sultan's daughter (Cape Malay) / I.D. du Plessis (read by Blair Underwood) (15:25). disc 3. Van Hunks and the Devil (Cape Dutch) / Annari van der Merwe (read by LeVar Burton) (8:54) --
The clever snake charmer (Morocco) (read by Samuel L. Jackson) (5:18) --
The enchanting song of the magical bird (Tanzania) / Julius Oelke (read by Jurnee Smollett) (6:11) --
The hare and the tree spirit (Xhosa, South Africa) / Phyllis Savory (read by Sophie Okonedo) (5:26) --
The mother who turned to dust (Malawi) / Kasiya Makaka Phiri (read by Helen Mirren) (17:35) --
Fesito goes to market (Uganda) / Cicely Van Straten (read by Don Cheadle) (15:53).
Other Titles: Favorite African folktales
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