Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales



“In this landmark work Nelson Mandela the Nobel Laureate for Peace gathers thirty-two of Africa’s most cherished folktales with the specific hope that Africa’s oldest stories as well as a few new ones will be perpetuated by future generations and be apreciated by childen thoughout the world.” (Publisher)
Includes folktales and creation myths. “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.” (publisher)

Mandela writes It is my wish that the voice of the storyteller will never die in Africa that all the children in the world may experience the wonder of books.”
143 pgs. Includes glossary and information about artists


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