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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

By Nelson Mandela

  • Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and 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.

    Please visit MandelasFavoriteFolktales.com/ for more information and to listed to fabulous clips from the audiobook.

    The site also features activities for kids that you can download for endless hours of fun.

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Review

I had to be a part of this campaign to raise money to help children who have been impacted by AIDS in Africa. I wasn't disappointed at all with this special collection of stories hand-picked by Nelson Mandela himself. Between the stories themselves and the artists reading them, this is a collection that even adults will treasure. This is a 3 CD set and includes pdf's of full color illustrations. Please don't pass this one up. What a great way to spend time with your children and broaden their horizons at the same time you are helping a very worthy cause. This definitely gets 5 stars from me!

Thanks to Hachette Audio for the opportunity to review this great project!

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Every year we lose more people to AIDS. It hasn't disappeared and it's not going away anytime soon. I urge you to seek out and support your local AIDS Organizations. Encourage everyone you know to practice safe sex and to get tested once a year. Even if you don't think you are at risk, get tested. I didn't think I was at risk either, and I almost died before I was diagnosed.

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