Winner of the 2010
Audie for Audiobook of the Year, 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
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