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[ Download ] ➾ Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales Author Nelson Mandela – Fanfaremedia.co.uk chapter 1 Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, meaning Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, genre Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, book cover Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, flies Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales a94a500106701 In These Beloved Stories We Meet A Kenyan Lion Named Simba, A Snake With Seven Heads, And Tricksters From Zulu Folklore We Hear The Voices Of The Scheming Hyena, And We Learn From A Khoi Fable How Animals Acquired Their Tails And Horns Creation Myths Tell Us How The Land, Its Animals, And Its People All Came Into Existence Under A Punishing Sun Or Against The Backdrop Of A Spectacularly Beautiful Mountain Landscape Whether Warning Children About The Dangers Of Disobedience Or Demonstrating That The Underdog Can, And Often Does, Win, These Stories, Through Their Depiction Of Wise Animals As Well As Evil Monsters, Are Universal In Their Portrayal Of Humanity, Beasts, And The Mystical Translated From Their Original Languages Karanga, Nguni, Xhosa, And Many Others These Folktales Are A Testament To The Craft Of Storytelling And The Power Of Myth


10 thoughts on “Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

  1. says:

    What a truly wonderful audiobook Honestly, I can only echo the views of previous reviewers and say that this REALLY needs to be listened to.With its huge array of excellent, big name actors reading these tales combined with the sumptuous musical interludes, it would be a real shame not to give this audiobook a go I loved every minute of it.


  2. says:

    My library had the hardcover, but based on another review, I really wish they had the Audiobook Nelson Mandela s Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela Compilation , LeVar Burton Narrator , Samuel L Jackson Narrator , Matt Damon Narrator , Whoopi Goldberg Narrator , Alfre Woodard Collaborator , Alan Rickman Narrator , Charlize Theron Narrator , Benjamin Bratt Narrator , Archbishop Tutu Introduction , Desmond Tutu Reading Paul E Morph s review Mar 27, 2018it was amazin My library had the hardcover, but based on another review, I really wish they had the Audiobook Nelson Mandela s Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela Compilation , LeVar Burton Narrator , Samuel L Jackson Narrator , Matt Damon Narrator , Whoopi Goldberg Narrator , Alfre Woodard Collaborator , Alan Rickman Narrator , Charlize Theron Narrator , Benjamin Bratt Narrator , Archbishop Tutu Introduction , Desmond Tutu Reading Paul E Morph s review Mar 27, 2018it was amazing bookshelves books read in 2018 What a truly wonderful audiobook Honestly, I can only echo the views of previous reviewers and say that this REALLY needs to be listened to.With its huge array of excellent, big name actors reading these tales combined with the sumptuous musical interludes, it would be a real shame not to give this audiobook a go I loved every minute of it


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    Do not read this, listen to it Besides the veritable buffet of Hollywood A listers from various ethnic backgrounds providing narrations, there s beautiful music and songs in the interludes between stories and in the stories themselves I ve derived much enjoyment from the imaginative and enthusiastic performances from the narrators, most of whom possess great skills with accents Even if you don t recognise a couple of the narrators names, odds are you d recognise their faces Whoopi Goldberg Do not read this, listen to it Besides the veritable buffet of Hollywood A listers from various ethnic backgrounds providing narrations, there s beautiful music and songs in the interludes between stories and in the stories themselves I ve derived much enjoyment from the imaginative and enthusiastic performances from the narrators, most of whom possess great skills with accents Even if you don t recognise a couple of the narrators names, odds are you d recognise their faces Whoopi Goldberg and Hugh Jackman s performances were outstanding though most were above average.Urban legends, origin stories, fables, parables, myths, magic, time travel, African versions of well known fairy tales, clever and devious characters, and emotionally touching stories whatcould you want Well, the publisher has donated 100% of its takings from the audio to Nelson Mandela Children s Fund and Artists for New South Africa who work with children affected by HIV AIDS.Introduction Desmond Tutu The Ring of the King Mythical African kingdom Alan Rickman Slightly iffy narration Very clever story I laughed at the end Asmodeus and the Bottler of Djinns South African English Whoopi GoldbergExcellent and highly enjoyable narration Another clever story Mpipidi and the Motlopi Tree Botswana Matt DamonBeautiful singing Heartwarming story of a boy who finds and takes care of an abandoned baby girl Natiki Namaqualand, South Africa Parminder NagraAn African version of Cinderella The Mantis and the Moon San, South Africa Forest WhitakerA mantis tries to capture the moon How Hlakanyana Outwitted the Monster Nguni, South Africa Sean HayesHow Hlakanyana outwitted the hare wasinteresting than him outwitting the monster The Message Namibia Charlize TheronGreed leads to the garbling of a message of comfort and hope into one that compounds grief and desolation The Wolf Queen Cape Malay Benjamin BrattA girl requests a silver dress, then a gold one, then a diamond dress to put off having to reject the sultan s marriage proposal as she was already in love with another She eventually shapeshifts with the help of a wolfskin The Snake Chief West Africa Zululand, South Africa Scarlet JohanssonNever make bargains you don t intend to fulfil, especially if it involves gifting a family member to a stranger, the snake Luckily it was a Frog Prince story the snake turns into a human because a virtuous girl had accepted him King Lion s Gifts Khoi, Southern Africa Ricardo Chavira How the animals came to look and sound the way they do The King Lion bestowed gifts such as suits and laughs upon them Words As Sweet As Honey from Sankhambi Venda, South Africa Debra MessingHow monkeys gained their muscular physique Sakunaka, the Handsome Young Man Zimbabwe LeTanya Richardson JacksonGreat narrator A selfish mother depriving her son of a wife for fear of losing him to another woman Sad that the mother had to die Why couldn t she live with or near her son after he d married Wolf and Jackal and the Barrel of Butter Cape Dutch Hugh Jackman Awesome narration Poor wolf didn t know he d been hoodwinked by the Jackal The Guardian of the Pool Central Africa Zululand, South Africa Gillian AndersonA daughter uses her mother s multiple sacrifices to keep her child alive to give her the strength to take a risk to save her mother s life Another Frog Prince story Sannie Langtand and the Visitor South African English C.C.H PounderExcellent narration Time travel Dragonflight Flying carpets The Sultan s Daughter Cape Malay Blair Underwood Excellent narrator Lovely story and moral doing a kindness when there is no chance of reward Van Hunks and the Devil Cape Dutch LeVar Burton Urban legend explaining why there s smoke around Table Mountain The Clever Snake Charmer Morocco Samuel L Jackson Great narration Not as clever as I d hoped, except for the tiny donkey He just gives vague answers to riddles and questions posed by the king The Enchanting Song of the Magical Bird Tanzania Jurnee SmullettChildren sometimes see and hear truths where adults hear only lies The Hare and the Tree Spirit Xhosa, South Africa Sophie Okenado A girl is struck dumb after unknowingly she was cursed by an old woman who d tripped over the girl s rubbish A hare hoodwinks a man into providing him fresh green meals, until he feels guilty and makes good on the deal he made by helping the girl regain her voice The Mother Who Turned to Dust Malawi Helen Mirren A unique human origin story Fesito Goes to Market Uganda Don CheadleTelling the difference between those who take advantage of you and those who genuinely need help, and overcoming great difficulty to succeed Great narration.Niggling downsides to the audio are narrators are not introduced nor is the origin of the each tale, the stories are in a radically different order to the paperback and not all of the stories in the paperback are bundled into the audio Ten are missing, five of which can be found on Audible for which I paid an extra 7 The Cat Who Came Indoors Zimbabwe Helen MirrenEven if you re not a cat lover, you ll like this origin story of the cat human relationship The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena Kenya Alan RickmanDon t try to break up a relationship in order to befriend one of your victims, it could turn out badly for you Spider and the Crows Nigeria Don CheadleGreed can make friends into enemies and leave you rich but without allies Mmadipetsane Lesotho Alfre WoodardExcellent narration A disobedient girl dances with danger by encroaching on a monster s territory despite warnings from her mother, until her luck runs out The Cloud Princess Swaziland Matt DamonStockholm Syndrome Princess wants to marry her captor He follows her back to her kingdom where the king tries several times to have him murdered until he decides to return to his home The princess follows and their gifted with a village of people who worship them.The others found only in the paperback are The Great Thirst San, South Africa Mmutla and Phiri Botswana Kamiyo of the River Transkei, South Africa The Snake with the Seven Heads Xhosa, South Africa The Hare s Revenge Zambia Read as part of The Dead Writers Society s Around the World challenge


  4. says:

    What a lovely and delightful book I got this for the girlies and I cannot wait to read this with them and study the countries the stories come from The audio for this is simply charming and all the actors that read the stories do an amazing job Just a delight from beginning to end.


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    The folktales are wonderful narrative representations from many African countries including South Africa The prize however is the audiobook loaded with many talented narrators actors 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 Mos The folktales are wonderful narrative representations from many African countries including South Africa The prize however is the audiobook loaded with many talented narrators actors 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 Most do a very good job with the reading and characterizations Some, however, do an outstanding job, while a few narrators inadvertently transport the African stories to Europe or South America, and yet the stories still work A worthwhile listen


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    Audiobooks are not usually my thing, but I think that s how I should have experienced this book These stories were really meant to be told heard aloud, and it felt like something was lost trying to capture them in text I liked that each story was preceded by a snippet of geographical and or historical context, but I really wanted to knowabout where each story came from which was obviously beyond the scope of this book, but also felt like something that was missing as I read the storie Audiobooks are not usually my thing, but I think that s how I should have experienced this book These stories were really meant to be told heard aloud, and it felt like something was lost trying to capture them in text I liked that each story was preceded by a snippet of geographical and or historical context, but I really wanted to knowabout where each story came from which was obviously beyond the scope of this book, but also felt like something that was missing as I read the stories without enough context to fully appreciate them I ll give the audiobook a try


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    It has been a long time since I have been read to by adult It was a true pleasure being read to by the familiar, expressive voices of famous actors, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Blair Underwood, Sean Hayes, Matt Damon, Benjamin Bratt, LaVar Burton, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L Jackson, and the list goes on and on Each story ranges anywhere from four minutes to eighteen minutes, so it is easy to listen to the three CD s in short spurts Some of the stories areinteresting than others, the majority It has been a long time since I have been read to by adult It was a true pleasure being read to by the familiar, expressive voices of famous actors, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Blair Underwood, Sean Hayes, Matt Damon, Benjamin Bratt, LaVar Burton, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L Jackson, and the list goes on and on Each story ranges anywhere from four minutes to eighteen minutes, so it is easy to listen to the three CD s in short spurts Some of the stories areinteresting than others, the majority of which I think would be most appreciated by fourth graders up through adults, mostly because of the vocabulary and how quickly some of the actors read A few of my favorites were The Sultan s Daughter, The Wolf and Jackal and the Barrel of Butter, The Mother Who Turned to Dust, The Clever Snake Charmer, and The Wolf Queen There are also very brief musical interludes that help transport the listener to arelaxed and rhythmic state of mind For younger children or tired adults it is a great bedtime CD As if you don t already have a good reason to go out and purchase this CD for your home or classroom, the proceeds go to a few charitable, humanitarian organizations Artists for a New South Africa ANSA and the Nelson Mandela Children s Fund NMCF Both organizations are involved in efforts to help children in South Africa orphaned and impacted by HIV AIDS You get three hours of total playing time for only 17.00 The pictures shown on the CD jacket are authentic, cultural works of art The introduction spoken by Archbishop Desmond Tuto gets the listener s attention right off the bat The music is by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela and the whole experience was directed by Alfre Woodard By the end of the three hours spread out over many days , I had the same content smile on my face as the sloth pictured on the back cover An enjoyable escape and sleeping children whatcould a middle aged mother want Who wants to borrow it first


  8. says:

    What a wonderful audiobook Many times, I feel disadvantaged by having to listen rather than read a book, but this book was a wonderful exception The stories are all read by famous actors and actresses and there are the most beautiful songs accompanying the stories My favorite reader was Alan Rickman I adore his voice I purchased the book from iTunes and it included a digital booklet with the illustrations for each story The illustrations are also beautiful.I ve listened to many of these wi What a wonderful audiobook Many times, I feel disadvantaged by having to listen rather than read a book, but this book was a wonderful exception The stories are all read by famous actors and actresses and there are the most beautiful songs accompanying the stories My favorite reader was Alan Rickman I adore his voice I purchased the book from iTunes and it included a digital booklet with the illustrations for each story The illustrations are also beautiful.I ve listened to many of these with Oscar, but I also had to listen to it on my own The book includes about 25 short stories I really enjoyed The Mantis and the Moon from the San, and Fesito goes to Market from Uganda


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    The main question I faced when evaluating Favourite African Folktales is this How can I actually review a folktale, something that is not written as a literary oeuvre by anyone in specific, being merely a memory of a story that got passed down through generations Evenso, if the culture is as distant from me as this one Eventually, I think it comes down to what I expected of the book And as with any collection of stories, I sought to be entertained, emotionally stirred, taught I wanted The main question I faced when evaluating Favourite African Folktales is this How can I actually review a folktale, something that is not written as a literary oeuvre by anyone in specific, being merely a memory of a story that got passed down through generations Evenso, if the culture is as distant from me as this one Eventually, I think it comes down to what I expected of the book And as with any collection of stories, I sought to be entertained, emotionally stirred, taught I wanted to be shown clear models for behaviours, I wanted to be told what s right and what s wrong I probably expected some sort of Brother Grimm stories in African make up.I was not disappointed Teeming with exotic colours, flavours, smells and animals, Favourite African Folktales took me on a whirlwind journey across the continent, sometimes on the wings of a dragon the delightful story of Sannie Langtand , sometimes in a copper djinn bottle Asmodeus and the Bottler of Djinns , with an ending that made me laugh out loud It made me realise that some tale structures are universal you stumble upon the usual Cinderellas and Frog Princes, as well as the magical number three, when trying to build up suspense However, it also offered a lot of new material to absorb I discovered a brand new tale of the creation of the world and I can also beautifully imagine how Devil s Peak looks like when cloudy There were stories that made me laugh Wolf and Jackal and the Barrel of Butter , and some that touched me with their insistence on the right values The Sultan s Daughter.Overall, it was wonderfully refreshing to hear stories that are being told to children in the other parts of the world, and the audiobook made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable The only reason why I ranked it with 3 stars is that not all the stories had a deeper meaning or a lesson to learn But then, as adults, we are so used to look for hidden meanings everywhere, that we often forget what is it that we are facing And in some cases, the stories were just what they were stories No hidden agendas, no lessons to follow, just plain, old, simple stories, all there to wake up our imagination


  10. says:

    Fun to hear some favorite actors read these stories on the audio edition Stories themselves are good, some leave you thinking what was that about Because they can be a bit strange but others are great