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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales - Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales


Published: 17th November 2004
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old
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THE VIBRANT TRADITION of African folktales--an oral heritage that predates Ovid and Aesop--is long and varied, but to date it has been largely overlooked in the West. Aware of this gap, Nelson Mandela selected thirty-two stories, many of them translated from their original tongues, to show the seminal role of African folklore in world literature. We meet tricksters from Zulu folklore; we hear the voices of the scheming hyena and learn from a Khoi fable how animals acquired their tails and horns. These fables present a veritable bible of stories "universal in their portrayal of humanity, beasts and the mystical."

"Nelson Mandela's favorite stories have become the common property of us all."

ISBN: 9780393326246
ISBN-10: 0393326241
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th November 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2