The Resource Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, Nelson Mandela, (electronic resource)

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, Nelson Mandela, (electronic resource)

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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
Title
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
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Nelson Mandela
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Language
eng
Summary
NelsonMandela's Favorite African Folktales is a landmark work that gathers in onevolume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. Mandela, a Nobel Laureate forPeace, has selected these thirty-two tales with the specific hope that Africa'soldest stories, as well as a few new ones, be perpetuated by future generationsand be appreciated by people throughout the world. Winner of the prestigious AudieAward for 2010 Best Audiobook of the Year, this audiobook is performed by adiverse group of acclaimed actors and others who donated their time and talentsto help South African children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS. Along with a stellar list ofcelebrity readers, this recording includes a special message from ArchbishopDesmond Tutu, music by Johnny Clegg and Vusi Mahlasela, and creative directionby Alfre Woodard. The stories include classicmorality tales, creation myths, and more, tales that are light and wondrousenough for children while being deep enough for adults. Translated chiefly inthe nineteenth and twentieth centuries into English and other Europeanlanguages from their original languages?be they Karanga, Nguni, Xhosa, or others?thesefolktales are a testament to the craft of storytelling and the power of myth. Narrators include Gillian Anderson,Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, WhoopiGoldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya RichardsonJackson, 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. The actors, creative director, engineers, graphic designers,attorneys, and recording studios fully donated their services, as didthree-time Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen, who mastered the audiobook. Proceedsbenefit both the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, a South African organizationfounded in 1995, and ANSA, which works in the United States and South Africa tocombat HIV/AIDS
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1918-2013
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Mandela, Nelson
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fiction
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1984-
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  • Johansson, Scarlett
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Others
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, Nelson Mandela, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781609410445
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
D643663B-74F3-4800-A9D5-1AF7A0009F12
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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Tape width
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Label
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales, Nelson Mandela, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781609410445
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
D643663B-74F3-4800-A9D5-1AF7A0009F12
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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