Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales


Compiled by Nelson Mandela

Read by Desmond Tutu

Read by Alan Rickman

Read by Whoopi Goldberg

Read by Matt Damon

Read by Parminder Nagra

Read by Forest Whitaker

Read by Sean Hayes

Read by Charlize Theron

Read by Benjamin Bratt

Read by Scarlett Johansson

Read by Ricardo Chavira

Read by Debra Messing

Read by LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Read by Hugh Jackman

Read by Gillian Anderson

Read by CCH Pounder

Read by Blair Underwood

Read by LeVar Burton

Read by Samuel L. Jackson

Read by Jurnee Smollett

Read by Sophie Okonedo

Read by Helen Mirren

Read by Don Cheadle

Read by Alfre Woodard

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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.

On Sale
Jul 1, 2009
Hachette Audio